Out of the Woodwork

Backyard mahogany jungle

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

oow1Michael Tisdale lives on a five-acre property in South Florida where he maintains his own self-cultivated Cuban mahogany grove in his backyard. He planted them as seeds about 20 years ago and is now telling others to visit his impressive forest on Google Earth at his address at 25100 Southwest 207 Ave., in Homestead, Fla. There are currently about 400 healthy trees to view on satellite imagery.

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49 down, 1 to go

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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