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
-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom