Woodworking in the News


MacBeath Hardwood purchases Woodworkers Source company
Woodworking Network

MacBeath Hardwood Co. has completed an asset purchase of World Timbers Inc., doing business as Woodworkers Source, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Woodworkers Source services the retail segment of the industry predominantly, and has three retail locations in Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson, along with an online business. The Arizona company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales are estimated at $7 million.

After years of military service, Navy veteran turns to woodworking
Columbine Courier – South Jefferson County, Colorado

Discharged from the military after nearly a decade of service in the Navy, this sailor bounced around, trying the construction management program at Arapahoe Community College and the advanced remodeling and carpentry program at Red Rocks Community College. Ultimately, he landed in the woodworking program at Red Rocks and fell in love.

Boston’s WGBH-TV is sued by woodworking show host Tommy Mac
The Boston Globe – Boston, MA

Thomas J. MacDonald, who goes by the nickname Tommy Mac, hosted the The Rough Cut Show, on WGBH-TV for 7 years. Now, he is suing WGBH for copyright infringement.

Airman shapes hearts, minds with sawdust

Tech. Sgt. Tony Tirado, communications system operator with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, uses woodworking as a way to not only satisfy this, but also to make connections within the local community.

Austin Wilson, ‘This Old House’ apprentice, dies at age 18
Wilmington Star News – Wilmington, NC

Austin Wilson, who leveraged woodworking skills he’d learned at the nonprofit Kids Making It into a role as an apprentice on the PBS television show “This Old House,” has died from a longtime pre-existing medical condition. He was 18.

Between the lines tells the story: Waynesville woodworker carves into passion

Smoky Mountain News – Waynesville, NC

When you are in the presence of the woodwork by Ben Grant, you find yourself captivated by the contours of his pieces.

Each creation is intricate in nature, but with the same kind of smoothness you might see in a high-end car design, where there’s a sense of style, innovation and sharpness, but not one line or space is wasted — a complete creative statement.

A passion for woodworking

White Bear Press – White Bear Lake, MN

What started out as a hobby quickly turned into a dream job for White Bear Lake natives Dave and Allysa Nadeau. The pair started building custom furniture for their own home a few years ago and developed a passion for creating furniture for others. Their business, Lake Life Furniture LLC, offers durable pieces that are custom-built to each customer’s needs. It also allows the couple to spend more time at home with their daughters, Elsie, 3, and Nora, 1.

Man continues woodworking hobby after going blind

WBTV – Charlotte, NC

If you watch Billy Milburn while he’s working with wood in the shed behind his house, you learn very quickly that his lack of sight doesn’t slow him down very much. He uses table saws, planers, and most recently, a lathe to turn wooden bowls.