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Pennsylvania Craftsman Makes Hand Made Furniture

6:15 AM, Apr 13, 2012   |    comments
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ABOUT TOM GARCIA

Tom is a graduate of LSU College of Engineering and has worked in project and company management for more than twenty five years. Starting as a Project Engineer for an Energy company, Tom advanced through numerous levels of engineering and corporate management positions. In 1998, Tom fulfilled a long held dream of building homes and began his own construction firm.

Today, that firm, Southern Evergreen High Performance Homes, is Greensboro's exclusive builder of Southern Living Custom Homes and offers many services including Architecture, Interior Design, Real Estate and Construction.  Tom is one of only 100 builders across America to earn the Southern Living Builder designation. In addition, he hold holds several certifications including an Unlimited North Carolina General Contractor License a North Carolina Real Estate and Broker License, a nationally recognized Certified Green Professional Designation and an EPA Certified Lead Renovator Certificate.   Tom joined the Good Morning Show team with the Fix-it Friday series in 2009.

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Greensboro, NC  -  Just when you think craftsmanship artistry is dead, you find someone like Josh Miller of Pennsylvania.  Miller makes furniture by hand.

The wood he uses for his furniture is cherry, oak  and maple.  Miller starts with the raw lumber  and then he will plane it down. He uses a straight line rip then glues it together. He planes it again, cut it and sand it using a oil based stain and use a catalyzed lacquer for the finish. It is tricky because it is spray  on.

Miller proves that just when you think that artistry is gone it is still here, there are still individuals  out there making furniture by hand.

Check out the video with Mr. Fix It Tom Garcia.

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