Out of the Woodwork

Timber Framers Guild names new president

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

oowJonathan Orpin, founder and owner of New Energy Works Timberframers and Pioneer Millworks in Farmington, N.Y., was recently named president of the Timber Framers Guild. Orpin has served on the guild’s board of directors and chaired its 2015 annual conference.



‘Armchair traveler’ constructs Toothpick World

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

oow1Stan Munro of North Syracuse, N.Y., began “toothpicking” as a hobby when he was in the fifth grade. Little did he know, then, how far he would take it 30 years later.



Making good with wood

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

oow1Urban Wood Goods, a furniture manufacturing business based in Gurnee, Ill., just north of Chicago, recently won an award from the Illinois Recycling Association for its use of recycled and reclaimed wood.



Two Maine companies celebrated for innovation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

oow1The Maine Wood Products Association recognized two in-state companies — Pride Manufacturing Co. of Burnham and Longleaf Lumber Co. of Berwick — with its Pine Tree and Pine Cone awards, respectively.



Adirondack dreamin’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

oow1Woodworking brothers Justin and Ian Martin have realized their lifelong dream of going into business for themselves. In 2012, they became the new owners of Adirondack Guideboat, a Vermont company that builds guide boats, sailing dories and rowing accessories from cedar. The company has been growing steadily ever since and adds new products and clients each year.



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