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Historic Woodworker Videos #27: Furniture's Race to the Bottom

01-09-2015 09:05 PM by Hoosierwoodcraft | 1 comment »

This video attempts to capture the furniture building traditions in three eras: 1880s in Grand Rapids, Michigan; 1940s in Barrett, North Carolina; and 2010s in Longjiana, China. The video tracks a slow decline in craftsmanship, integrity, and pride, so wooden furniture is now classified as “household goods” – destined for a trash-can in ten years; and corporate responsibility is limited to a satisfied stock holder. If you are blessed with a successful woodworking studio, teach your fellow citizens about your craft, its role in your community, and how you maintain woodworking standards The video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GON_Yw1N2c

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