Out of the Woodwork

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Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

oow1In 2011, Robert Wendt began creating custom personalized cutting and serving boards as a hobby. The business took off so quickly that he was able to quit his day job as a maintenance mechanic and go full time. To date, he has fabricated and sold nearly 3,000 cutting boards, with shapes of states being his most popular design.

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CMA’s Diamond Awards

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

oow1The Cabinet Makers Association is accepting entries for its 2013 CMA Wood Diamond Awards Program. Open to all current members of the CMA, regardless of shop size, the program offers participating companies the chance for a credential that can boost their local reputation.

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Building dream homes

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

oowBased in Howard, Ohio, OakBridge Timber Framing offers custom designed and handcrafted mortise-and-tenon dream homes to a discerning clientele throughout the country.

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Pick six

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

64_oow_01Six sawmill companies were recently recognized in the 2012 biannual contest for Wood-Mizer owners across the United States and Canada. Each winning business was awarded prizes, received a plaque and was featured in “The Wood-Mizer Way,” the company’s customer magazine for the portable and industrial sawmilling industry with a circulation of about 40,000.

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Water ski furniture

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

56_OOW_01What started as a hobby several years ago has grown into a small business for Brian Amaral, owner of Water Ski Adirondack Chairs in Kingston, R.I. As its name implies, the company offers customizable Adirondack-style seating designs crafted from vintage water skis. With business picking up, Amaral has added various ottomans, tables, bookcases, wine racks and shelves to his product line.

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