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Sam Maloof, America’s woodworking icon, dies

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:43

Sam Maloof, an American icon, famous designer and builder of simple, beautiful, comfortable functional furniture passed away May 21 at his Alta Loma, Calif., home following a brief illness. He was 93.
Maloof’s furniture-making career spanned six decades, beginning with building pieces in a garage for his own home, and progressing to owning a shop that produced pieces including the world-famous Maloof rocking chair.



Eastern black walnut faces disease threat

Friday, 26 June 2009 17:40

Thousand cankers disease, thought to be caused by walnut twig beetles, is currently confined to the West, but spreading



Turnout won’t sway Baltimore organizers

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 26 June 2009 17:36

Latest addition to Fine Furnishings shows wasn’t well-attended, but exhibitors hope for better numbers in spring 2010



Vermont school, furniture guild team up

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 01 June 2009 18:05

When the Vermont Woodworking School of Fairfax, Vt., and the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers formed an alliance in January, their mission was to further the art of woodworking and furniture making in the state. Many of the guild members have already taught or have signed up to teach in their fields of expertise.



Home-builder confidence sees a big boost

Monday, 01 June 2009 18:04

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose five points in April to the highest level since October 2008, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This gain was the largest one-month increase recorded since May 2003, and brings the HMI out of single-digit territory for the first time in six months, to 14.



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