Out of the Woodwork

Bird mansions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:52

64_bird_mansionsJohn Looser, of Belgrave, Ontario, worked as a successful home builder for two decades until he injured himself on the job nine years ago. After being told he was not able to work anymore, he started building birdhouses as a hobby, which soon became a way to earn a living. Looser now owns and operates Extreme Birdhouse, known throughout the world to offer an assortment of custom and prebuilt eclectic birdhouses that are, well, extreme.



Got a passport?

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:53

Woodcraft Supply and Pfeil Swiss-made carving tools are offering a chance to win prizes in wood-carving artistry and random drawing contests that run through Feb. 28.



Grilling in style

Monday, 21 December 2009 19:36

46_grilling_01Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a unique 16-piece hardware kit that lets woodworkers craft their own custom-handled barbecue tools.



An incentive to write

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 December 2009 19:35

46_incentive_01The average day is so infused with electronic communication that handwritten letters can seem especially rare. One of the most treasured handwritten letters a person can receive is that which is written by a U.S. military member stationed overseas. Even more gratifying is being a U.S. military member receiving a special reason to write that letter. Woodcraft is helping these things happen with its annual Turn for Troops program.



Trees on the seas

Monday, 23 November 2009 20:05

46_OOW1New York City has many marvels, including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty. Before either made an appearance on the New York scene, a sensation of a different sort, Central Park, came alive in the mid-to-late 1800s. Land for the large public park, or "open space," was acquired between 1853 and 1856 for around $5 million. The area from 59th Street to 106th Street between Fifth and Eighth Avenues is a marvel in its own right.



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