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Cleveland community shop takes off

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

10_news_desk_01After making the career change from lawyer to professional furniture maker, Peter Debelak decided to test his entrepreneurial skills as well. Last July, he opened the doors to Soulcraft Woodshop in Cleveland, a community woodworking shop that allows locals to rent shop space and equipment to suit their individual project needs.

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ShopBot hires new director of education

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

12_new_desk_01ShopBot Tools hired Randy Johnson, former editor-in-chief of American Woodworker magazine, as its director of education.

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Furniture Society seminars head to L.A.

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

14_news_desk_01This year, the leaders of The Furniture Society have decided to deviate from their traditional conference format and instead hold a smaller seminar-style program. The FS2013: Los Angeles Symposium will be held June 20-23 at the L.A. Mart Design Center in Los Angeles. The three-day event unites leading furniture makers, design thinkers and curators from across the country for an ambitious roster of lectures, factory and studio tours and exhibitions.

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Brad Pitt-inspired pieces boost business

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 January 2013 00:00

08_newsdeskLast November, Frank Pollaro of Pollaro Custom Furniture in Union, N.J., hosted a private exhibition in New York City where he proudly unveiled 12 new pieces designed by actor Brad Pitt.

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N.Y. furniture maker wins business honor

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 December 2012 00:00

12_news_deskJessica Wickham called it a humbling and astonishing experience after her small shop, Wickham Solid Wood Studio, in Beacon, N.Y., won a business excellence award in October from the Dutchess County Economic Development Corp.

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