Out of the Woodwork

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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Strictly shutters

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

48_oow_1Rick Skidmore, owner of Timberlane custom shutter company in Montgomeryville, Pa., started his woodworking business from a sales and marketing position. The company has grown to include clients from across the country who are looking for custom shutters to grace their buildings.

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Made in Vermont

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

48_oow_1Vermont craftsmen recently exhibited their design entries in the Vermont Woodworking Design Competition, held Sept. 29-30 at the ninth annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival at the Union Arena in Woodstock, Vt.

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Crafting for a cause

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

56_oow_1In the eyes of many retirees at the Ahwatukee Retirement Village in Phoenix, woodworking is more than just a way to pass the time.

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Giving pianos a new look

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

56_oow_1About a year ago, Justin Elliott and business partner Shon Craig started ResInno Piano Innovation and Design, a piano modification company. Located in Clearwater, Fla., the shop offers piano customization services to a clientele that includes some famous musicians.

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