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A pair of basketball shoes carved from butternut wood, and modeled after Air Jordan I's is beingauctioned at eBay - with $10,000 the asking price. So far no bids have come in, the the shoes do have a nice back story.
A customer asked, How do we get big boards from little cherry orchard trees? It isn't that type of cherry tree: It was an American Black Cherry, which grows tall in the forest, with tiny cherry clusters fit for the birds.
The Chicago-born global master of harp manufacturing, Victor Salvi, died May 10, at age 95. In 1955, Salvi emigrated to his ancestral home, Italy, where he assembled a dozen cabinetmakers in Genoa, and began building harps commercially.
Prices for lumber futures contracts are beginning to rise, after drifting down for months. China's homebuilding contraction and a winter hiatus knocked down prices, but they should jump dramatically as U.S. homebuilding surges.
Remodeling projects, increasingly inspired by online resources, will link ever more closely to design preview software. As consumers pre-shop cabinetry, flooring and countertops online, a national homebuilder crowdsources model home interior choices.