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An artistic approach

Thursday, 05 February 2009 16:15

After spending more than three decades as a high school woodshop teacher and athletic coach, pursuits that always found him surrounded by other people, it may seem strange that Glen Guarino now delights in working alone in his 12' x 20' shop, a facility that looks like a hobbyist’s hangout and doesn’t even have a sink or bathroom.

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High-end work on the high seas

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 January 2009 00:00

Steve Greenwood caters to a high-end and demanding clientele. As the owner of Yorkshire Woodwork in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Greenwood designs and builds furniture and cabinetry for the yachts of the rich and sometimes famous. But it’s a tough market to crack, requiring industry connections, the ability to meet some crazy deadlines, and the skills of seasoned woodworkers.

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What’s it mean to be green?

Tuesday, 06 January 2009 21:19

There’s little doubt that the green movement is gaining steam in the United States. In the wood and construction industries, terms like certified wood, sustainable forestry practices, and green building initiatives have become more than propaganda, actually influencing the buying decisions of consumers.

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Slow and Steady wins The Race

Tuesday, 06 January 2009 21:10

Thomas Bennett, a furniture maker in Athens, Ohio, understands the efficiencies good equipment can bring to a shop. His business is, in fact, built on the concept. But he can still be slow to take the bait when an equipment salesman dangles a shiny bauble before his eyes.

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This shop has ‘MoFlow’

Monday, 15 December 2008 00:00

The Joinery in Portland, Ore., has been a fixture in the custom furniture business in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 25 years. Featuring custom and stock hand-made furniture — no CNC here — the 35-person shop has a reputation for producing a quality product, often from sustainable domestic woods.

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