While structural elements are a key factor in the overall integrity of custom woodwork, sometimes it's fun to focus just on the surface and appreciate projects for their beauty alone. With high-quality construction as a "given," it's nice to concentrate on good looks and snazzy appearances -- and applaud the custom woodworkers who create them.
In this month's special section we tip our hats to three businesses of varying size that build great-looking pieces. While their projects feature high-quality construction, it is their unusual and eye-catching appearance that is especially compelling. They combine unusual techniques with different materials to give their work really sensational surfaces.
For the third article in this special section, "Detroit-Area Firm Focuses on High-End Pieces for the 21st Century Home," see the April 1997 issue of CWB.
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