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Location: Nashville, TN

I am the creator/writer of Furnitude, a blog about handmade furniture by someone who makes it. The address is The mission of the blog is to connect furniture makers with furniture appreciators. Also, it is a medium for furniture makers to gain inspiration from seeing the work of others.

My own furniture making enterprise is called Human Hands Woodworking. The website is Here's my bio:

A furniture-maker for over 15 years, I work in the Shaker and Arts & Crafts traditions, with an appreciation for Mid-Century Modern thrown in. I love the play between the traditional and the modern. Whether I’m interpreting a traditional piece or creating something entirely unique, my passion is always to make something beautiful and useful and lasting.

A native Tennessean, I lived in New York City for 11 years, where I honed my skills with hand tools out of necessity: living in a two-room apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan afforded no space for power tools (Central Park benches substituted nicely for a workbench when noisy hammering had to be done). I now live in East Nashville, Tennessee.

I see a striking similarity between furniture and poetry. In 2000, I earned a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing from Vermont College. My work has been published in Poetry, Willow Springs and other journals. In 2005 I won the “Discovery”/The Nation poetry prize. As a furniture maker, I bring the same consideration of form and function to the design of tables and chairs that I do as a poet to sonnets and villanelles.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#1 posted 10-19-2008 03:55 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-19-2008 04:12 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 10-19-2008 01:53 PM

Hello Mitch,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 10-20-2008 01:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Mitch. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 10-20-2008 02:54 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 10-30-2008 03:02 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, neighbor.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#7 posted 11-11-2008 05:53 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#8 posted 12-04-2008 11:27 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. ☺

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 10-17-2009 03:56 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#10 posted 10-16-2010 03:48 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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