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Posted on $5,000....for a stationary box.

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IanW

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#1 posted 09-28-2009 02:05 AM

It’s ok Grizzman, you can point at me :) I can handle it :)

For what it is worth, Clark Kellog (who is not me, in case you thought that was the case) has had his furniture in Fine Woodworking’s design series book. It was for this particular piece: http://kelloggfurniture.com/wp/gallery/10-small-boxes-huddled-together-for-warmth/

I encourage you guys to poke around his site and see what type of stuff he makes, and how much time actually goes into it. If you are interested, you can see a wide range of similar type of craftsmen from some of the various woodworking schools. I believe this particular gentleman went to the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

Just look at any of the work by some of the Alumni at College of the Redwoods, or Inside Passage, or any of the other fine craft schools across the world

http://www.crfinefurniture.com/
http://www.insidepassage.ca/alumni.htm

Most of these schools take woodworking to a whole new level. It isn’t about ‘finishing the project’. It is about perfecting it. And there are people out there who will pay for this. They want the unique piece that these types of craftsmen make. It is similar to the art world. The typical household has a print of a nice picture. A wealthy art connoisseur has the original. Except for most studio craftsmen, they will not make this same piece again as they typically aren’t interested in reproducing it. Instead, other woodworkers mimic the piece and sell them for less

Though, I doubt many of us would say that Sam Maloof or James Krenov were ever overcharging for their pieces :)

ian


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