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Blog entry by Doug Scott posted 661 days ago 1565 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For most of my life I have worked in the Furniture industry, until the Economy took a down turn.
I had to turn the woodworking hobby into a business, after 2005 when employers stopped hiring us old timers with experience, Well it has taken a turn around for me, I have had some of my furniture in stores in my area and have had to go pick up some when the store would go out of business, And last January I lost one of the stores and I went out searching for another that would handle my furniture, One out of the three would take in my furniture and paid for it up front. And now after they have seen what I can build and do with my skills,
It has finally paid off, I has landed me the opportunity to place more in the store and to custom build sets of end tables and coffee tables with them and on a continuous agreement.
This is the BIG BREAK I have been waiting for. Don’t ever say that skill and experience never pays off,
without it I would have NEVER got this opportunity.

I’m not celebrating yet , still working on the first sample and until the store sells the first set I’m going to hold off
celebrating, and then after they order another set, and the check is in hand.
Look for my updates of photos and where my furniture is: Grand Rapids, Michigan.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI



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DaleM

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#1 posted 661 days ago

Congratulations! I hope the first one sells quickly so you can get working on the next. (and next…)

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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Kreegan

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#2 posted 661 days ago

Excellent! Sounds like a very good opportunity for you. Good luck!

Rich;)

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 661 days ago

Great news and I hope you get more orders than you can keep up with.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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patron

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#4 posted 661 days ago

great news doug

something we all dream about

the best in this for you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 661 days ago

Congratulations Douglas, and I see continued success in your future.

Furniture by Douglas. It has a nice ring to it, the cadence is unique.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 661 days ago

Congrats Doug I hope it all comes together for you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 661 days ago

Congrats. Here’s hoping you get more orders than you can keep up with.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 661 days ago

congratulations. I wish you continued success.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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whitebeast88

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#9 posted 661 days ago

congrats doug i hope everything works out.enjoy your success.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 661 days ago

That sounds really good….Hard work and smart thinking always pays off.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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joewilliams

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#11 posted 661 days ago

Glad to hear that….makes me think there IS hope to make a living at this wood stuff!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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shipwright

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#12 posted 661 days ago

Congratulations Doug.
One of my favorite quotes is :

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

I’m sure you can relate.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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rance

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#13 posted 661 days ago

That’s great news. I hope you stay as busy as you want to be.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Jim Rowe

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#14 posted 661 days ago

That’s really good news. Well done. It’s always good to hear that people are willing to buy pieces “made by hands” as opposed to machines.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 660 days ago

congrats and thanks for bringing good news :-)
yseterday our goverment came out with that people have more money
between there hands than before the crise …. they just have to be convinced to use them too
so the future looks brighter for all

Dennis

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