Out of the Woodwork

He built it and they came

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

oow1Raul Ramirez, founder and director of the Southwest Center for Craftsmanship’s School of Fine Woodworking in Phoenix, knew there was a void in the local market for a school that taught fine woodworking skills, but would there be enough students to fill the classes? So far, so good.



Craftsmen respond to challenge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

oow1Veneer Technologies, a veneer supplier, announced the results of its 10th annual Craftsman’s Challenge competition at IWF 2014. Keith Morgan and Aaron Nash of Bespoke Minneapolis, a custom shop in Larchwood, Iowa, won the grand prize from the transitional cabinet category.



Brunswick takes a cue from students

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

oow2Brunswick Billiards recently challenged graduate furniture design students at the Herron School of Design to “re-imagine” the company’s iconic Gold Crown pool table. And they had about eight weeks to do it.



What’s happening across the pond?

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00

oow1As one of the leading schools of furniture design and restoration, the Chippendale International School of Furniture near Edinburgh, Scotland, attracts students from Europe and North America for its “learn by doing” practical approach. Its top students were honored with awards at its recent graduation ceremony.



Selling a piece of history

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

oow1The Allegory Handcrafted Goods Co. is a small Chicago-based business specializing in handcrafted pens from historical woods from across the world. Established in 2012, it has since captivated consumers nationwide.



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