Title

"Making It In Maine," piece on how Maine is becoming a center of fine furniture

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

1-1-1997

Pages

20-27

Abstract

"Making It In Maine," piece on how Maine is becoming a center of fine furniture making. The cachet of a Maine label is connected to Maine's long shipbuilding and woodworking tradition. Maine furniture makers include Weatherend of Rockland, which, under president Gil Harper, sold outdoor furniture to EuroDisney; 50-year-old Moosehead Manufacturing Company of Monson, presided over by relatives of the founders, including Wayne Huff and John Wentworth; furniture maker Christian Becksvoort of New Gloucester, who is well known for his custom furniture; Thomas Moser Cabinetmaker in Auburn, which under CEO Harry Fraser, plans, like Moosehead, to greatly expand sales in the next five years; Huston and Company in Kennebunkport, owned by William Huston and Mia Millefoglie; high-end veneered furniture maker and repairer William Evans of Waldoboro; and Jim Brown, owner of Windsor Chairmakers in Lincolnville Beach. With details on the unadorned "Maine style" and the Maine reputation for quality.

Subjects

Cabinetmakers

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