In the June 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (which should be landing in subscriber mailboxes any day now if you’ve not already received it) I chose as “highly recommended” (page 12) a membership in the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM).
Everything I had to say about SAPFM’s annual member publication, American Period Furniture, is 100-percent true. It is always a fascinating and deep dive into a variety of aspects of period furniture work, and usually includes articles from more than just a couple recognizable names. Plus, SAPFM has an active woodworking forum, provides help to members in locating experts in various areas of the craft, organizes local, regional and national conferences and much more. But the $60 annual fee is not, as I erroneously stated, tax deductible. Nonetheless membership is one heck of a bargain.
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