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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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‘A woodworking community with a cause’

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

11_news_deskJohn Morris, a woodworker who served in the U.S. Army, created The Patriot Woodworker website in March 2010 to establish a longstanding support network for disabled American veterans through woodworking-related endeavors such as fundraising projects. The site is based in San Jacinto, Calif., and essentially serves a non-profit organization that raises awareness about and supports veterans with the help of members who love woodworking.

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Community workshop opens in West Texas

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

10_news_deskIn a rural setting such as West Texas, rented shop space is a hard sell. Almost everyone has a table saw and drill press in their garage for their woodworking tasks. Nevertheless, Amarillo natives Danny and son Josh Davis are banking on their family heritage to draw clients to their new community workshop in town that is simply called The Shop.

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Stickley’s home brought to life

Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

08_news_desk_1It’s been done with Frank Lloyd Wright, Mark Twain and other historical figures. Now the former home of Gustav Stickley, located in a residential area on Columbus Avenue in Syracuse, N.Y., will likely be turned into a public museum sometime in the future if adequate funding can be secured.

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