This antebellum free black man was the most successful cabinetmaker in North Carolina. Read more
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Sam Maloof, the son of Lebanese immigrants, was born in Chino, Calif., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned to Southern California after leaving the army in 1945, and married Alfreda Ward in 1948. Maloof began out of necessity building furniture for their house from salvaged materials. After receiving some commissions, he and Freda moved to Alta Lomo, Calif., where he opened a studio and built a home that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Three years after Freda’s death, he married Beverly Wingate and built a second home on the property; the first is now open to the public. Maloof’s iconic work is in several major museums, and in the White House. Read more
A woodworking teacher and writer whose influence will live on. Read more
Check your cell phone and dozuki at the door when you enter Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s School.
Ron is the owner of Hock Tools, a 25-year-old cottage industry that makes acknowledged superior blades for planes and other woodworking tools. His interest and expertise regarding sharp edges comes from a blade-maker’s perspective and he imparts this knowledge in a clear and concise way in his new book, "The Perfect Edge." We got a chance to talk with Ron to hear the author’s perspective on penning this upcoming title, and now you can have a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into writing the book. Read more
James Ipekjian has built a career on reproducing furniture designed by Charles and Henry Greene. Read more
Sam Maloof, a world-class craftsman, has a new location for his shop but the same dogged attitude toward his work. Read more