Out of the Woodwork

The next generation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:38

46_generation_01Forest Dickey is founder and principal designer of Varian Designs in San Francisco. His thesis project for a Master of Fine Arts degree in furniture design and woodworking at San Diego State University was to create a business - and he hit the ground running after graduating in 2007.

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Bamboo bikes

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:36

46_bamboo_01Every other weekend, the Bamboo Bike Studio, co-owned by Sean Murray, Marty Odlin and Justin Aguinaldo, holds a two-day class where students build their own bamboo bikes.

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All the king’s men

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:57

46_king_01What happens when a huge Wiffle Ball manufacturer teams up with a CNC cabinet shop owner? Two men in Columbia, S.C., David Jones, president of Stee-Rick 3, and Jim McGrew, owner of McGrew Woodwork, decided to build a larger-than-life size chess set.

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Pampered pets

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 22 September 2009 19:56

46_doghouse_01Dave Sullivan, owner of Doggy Dream Homes in Fayette, Mo., has taken the ultimate plunge on pooch pampering with his business. A professional builder with 18 years experience, Sullivan has a special niche in the marketplace building custom dog playhouses for his clients' beloved pets.

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Teaming up

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 27 August 2009 12:52

46_teamingup_01Jim and Joanne Ploskunak, owners of Rocking Horse Wood Works in Charlo, Mont., have been working together to create wood products since 1997. Jim was retired when they met, and Joanne retired shortly after. They both had woodworking in their background - Jim as a hobby, and Joanne in her career in the power tool accessory industry. Together, they decided to open a niche woodworking shop to fill their idol time.

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