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The Epicenter of Wood – Cincinnati, Aug. 23

Customers hit the amazing cache of 5/4 mahogany.

Customers hit the amazing cache of 5/4 mahogany.

Without exaggeration, I have at least 10 blog entries I need to post. What with my trip to England, some new Lost Art Press products and a short journey to Charleston, S.C., I have a lot to tell you about.

But before I launch into any of that, this is a news item. On Aug. 23, 2014, there will be another (perhaps the final) wood sale at Midwest Woodworking in Norwood, Ohio. You can read full details at the Brownell Furniture blog.

Prices have been slashed – particularly on the near-limitless supply of veneer there. But the solid wood prices have also been reduced significantly. I will be buying a lot of wood for “Campaign Furniture II” and “Furniture of Necessity.”

I cannot overstate the high quality of this stock. Every stick of lumber I have ever bought from Midwest was stable, perfectly dry and gorgeous. Frank David – rest his soul – had better taste in timber than most of us.

If you’re kicking yourself for missing the sale last summer, stop it. Apply those feet to the accelerator of a vehicle. Don’t get fooled again.

— Christopher Schwarz

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