"Making It In Maine," piece on how Maine is becoming a center of fine furniture
"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.
Clark, Jeff, ""Making It In Maine," piece on how Maine is becoming a center of fine furniture" (1997). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 2331.
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