Out of the Woodwork

National Tradesmen Day

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

56b_oowThere's a day for lefties (Aug. 13) and secretaries - excuse me, administrative assistants (April 27) - so why not a day for tradesmen. Irwin Tools has made it somewhat official by declaring Sept. 16 as National Tradesman Day.

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A bright idea

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

64_lamp_01James Eddy, of James Eddy Woodworks in Douglas, Mass., handcrafts a variety of furnishings for the home. His most distinct offering, however, includes a variety of wooden lamps and shades.

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Attendance up at Imm Cologne

Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

64_brightidea_01The year couldn't have started better for the interior and kitchen industry, according to the organizers of Imm Cologne, Germany's annual furniture fair, and the Living Kitchen exhibit.

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Christmas lives on

Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

56_christmas_01The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity for the fourth consecutive year to help build an affordable home.

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A wood cycle

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

Renovo Hardwood Bicycles of Portland, Ore., offers a unique product that is slowly gaining popularity among consumers. Established in 2008, it is one of the few companies in the world that designs and manufactures custom bicycles made with lightweight wooden frames.

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