Woodworking Stories, Woodworker Profiles and Products

A world of wonders

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:48

The multifaceted Paul Schürch, owner of Schürch Woodwork in Santa Barbara, Calif., has an impressive repertoire of more than 250 unique pieces influenced by classical styles, sometimes with a twist. And Schürch is as dynamic as his work. With more than 30 years of woodworking and other diverse trade experiences, he draws upon this knowledge to create unique limited-edition and one-of-a-kind pieces. He speaks several languages, travels often, and continues to network with other masters, craftsmen and students around the world.

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Class is in session

Tuesday, 10 March 2009 00:00

High school woodworking program can definitely thrive in the 21st century, according to a handful of shop instructors who shared the success stories of their programs.

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Success through familiarity

Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00

Pat Coughlin received his first taste of woodworking in a cabinet shop at the age of 16, and he hasn’t looked back. He continued woodworking after high school and eventually opened a small custom cabinet shop in his hometown of Battle Ground, Wash.

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Falling into place

Monday, 09 March 2009 16:23

Bud Tullis, of Solvang, Calif., has been producing custom furniture since 1972, mixing his own ideas with fragments of various design styles from all eras.

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The strength of being small

Written by Jennifer Hicks Thursday, 05 February 2009 16:00

Having designed and built hundreds of pieces of furniture, Bill Huston has developed an innate sense of proportion and dimension that runs throughout his work. A seasoned woodworker with 35 years of experience, Huston left Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers to start Huston and Co. and recently celebrated the shop’s 20th anniversary in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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