Out of the Woodwork

Water ski furniture

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

56_OOW_01What started as a hobby several years ago has grown into a small business for Brian Amaral, owner of Water Ski Adirondack Chairs in Kingston, R.I. As its name implies, the company offers customizable Adirondack-style seating designs crafted from vintage water skis. With business picking up, Amaral has added various ottomans, tables, bookcases, wine racks and shelves to his product line.



Strictly shutters

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

48_oow_1Rick Skidmore, owner of Timberlane custom shutter company in Montgomeryville, Pa., started his woodworking business from a sales and marketing position. The company has grown to include clients from across the country who are looking for custom shutters to grace their buildings.



Made in Vermont

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00

48_oow_1Vermont craftsmen recently exhibited their design entries in the Vermont Woodworking Design Competition, held Sept. 29-30 at the ninth annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival at the Union Arena in Woodstock, Vt.



Crafting for a cause

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

56_oow_1In the eyes of many retirees at the Ahwatukee Retirement Village in Phoenix, woodworking is more than just a way to pass the time.



Giving pianos a new look

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

56_oow_1About a year ago, Justin Elliott and business partner Shon Craig started ResInno Piano Innovation and Design, a piano modification company. Located in Clearwater, Fla., the shop offers piano customization services to a clientele that includes some famous musicians.



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