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What My Father Built

Janie Emaus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

This is my third Father's Day without him. Yet, in my world, his presence is bigger than ever.

Amazing DIY -- Winners of The 2014 Craftys Awards

CraftFoxes | Posted 08.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

What makes a piece of craft great? Is it technical mastery, innovative approach or creative ideas? In late April, the CraftFoxes team launched The Cr...

Announcing The Craftys -- Awards that Celebrate the Best in Craft

CraftFoxes | Posted 06.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

There are the Grammys for musicians and the Oscars for filmmakers. Now crafters will have The Craftys for crafters. The team at CraftFoxes has put t...

Self-Reliance and Handsaws: John Ratzenberger's Tools for Life

Joseph Parker | Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Parker

Actor John Ratzenberger worked as a carpenter before landing the role of Cliff, the disgruntled postal worker who loved spending hours at the local bar with his buddies. And in the years since "Cheers" concluded its 11-season run, Ratzenberger has returned to his woodworking roots.

By-Product Becomes Product: An Alternative to MDF Board

Danielle Siembieda-Gribben | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Danielle Siembieda-Gribben

In order for cost and supply to keep up with the demand artists often use cheap and accessible materials such plywood, particleboard and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). What these products don't tell you are the makeup of MDF board is toxic.

Bzzz Honey Packaging by Backbone Studio

designboom | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
designboom

As the tastiest honey is usually found in beehives, but impossible to buy in a market, Armenian designers of Backbone Studio conceived packaging out of wood as an improvised beehive place holder to contain honey.

The Happy Factory (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 01.12.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

An organization that started as one Utah couple making hand-carved wooden toys in their garage for their grandchildren has now grown to make and provide toy cars to over one million children across the globe.

UFO Crashes at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

UFO 907 & W. Thomas Porter Unveil Giant Wooden and Metal Sculpture With 34 Eyes "I think this is the kind of art work that people can step up to and ...

Deep Craft: Go Beyond Etsy and Make Toward Slow Design and the Good Life (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Discuss "craft" with Scott Constable, whose training includes apprenticeships under master woodworkers and who specialization in traditional joinery, and you're likely to hear about such things as traditional bodgery and English guilds.

9 Ways To Fix Up Your Home This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Stylelist Home Staff | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to tackling those lingering home fixer-uppers, there's no better time than the weekend. If you haven't already, take advantage of the wa...

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Ron Swanson's Fabled Wood Shop

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.13.2012 | TV

Looking for a Ron Swanson bobblehead doll? All you need is a "man saw" and a whole lot of moxie. In the exclusive video above, Nick Offerman, who ...

A Different Way To Hold Pencils

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Bring a touch of nature to your desk with this Craft Of The Day. Though it does involve some very light wood working, this project is way easier than ...

Sam Maloof: Surrounded by Friends

John Seed | Posted 11.26.2011 | Arts
John Seed

"The House That Sam Built," an exhibition now on view at the Boone Gallery of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Mar...

One-Of-A-Kind Musical Desk: Play The Right Tune, Unlock A Secret

AP | By CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 01.24.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Denver woodworker Kagen Schaefer drew mazes as a kindergartner to stump his dad. He was building 3-D puzzles out of cardboard by the time he...

PHOTOS: Funky 1890's Victorian In Denver Listed For $667K

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A classic Victorian-era home in southeast Denver is on the market for $667K. Built in 1891, the house features enameled wooden arches, a typical Vi...

Discovering Sam Maloof

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

In the 1960s Maloof turned down an offer of $22 million for the rights to mass-produce his original designs. He believed passionately in the handmade object.