Out of the Woodwork

Celebrating a pioneer

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

48_oow_01The National Arts & Crafts Conference and Antiques Show, an annual three-day event held at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., celebrates a unique and historic style that has influenced American craftsmen since its revival in the 1960s.



Special deliveries

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00

48_oww_01Wayne Morgan has capitalized on something people use every day: mailboxes. Morgan, who runs MorganHomeAccents.com from his home in Tewksbury, Mass., doesn’t consider himself a woodworker, but is an artists’ representative who coordinates mailbox requests with custom woodworkers throughout the U.S.



Dignified memorials

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

56_oow_01Luke Thornton, founder of Custom Wood Urns, makes handmade wooden urns for people or their pets. He relies on his website to bring in clients, as experience has taught him that people have to be in the market for such an item or they’re not interested.



Rockler reaches goal

Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware partnered with the Hardwood Forestry Fund and set a goal to plant more than 10,000 hardwood trees as part of an event to celebrate Earth Day. Rockler pledged to donate the price of one tree for every purchase made from April 20-27 at www.rockler.com.



Doctor has eyes on woodworking

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

56_doctorwoodworking_01Dr. Jay Stallman applies surgical precision and attention to detail to his hobby of woodworking. Always enthusiastic about heading to his shop on the weekends, he is most proud of his authentic 18th century furniture replicas.



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