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Southern Furniture Book

We’ve received a lot of good questions, suggestions and comments about our upcoming book on furniture from the collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) – thank you! Many readers have commented that the selection we posted doesn’t fully represent all the many types of furniture built in the South –...

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New Book on Southern Furniture: What Pieces Would You Include?

If you’re a student of furniture, furniture scholar, woodworker or just looking for another creative outlet, it’s a good thing that you stopped by to read this post. Popular Woodworking Magazine sent two editors (Yay, me!) to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and to Old Salem – both in Winston-Salem, NC –...

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Secrets of a Museum Secretary

On May 9th, Bob Lang and I headed south to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for a quick visit to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) and Old Salem. The purpose for our trip was to collect information and images for a Popular Woodworking Magazine project coming later in the year. What a great...