A Statewide Competition of the Finest Custom Furniture Makers in Texas
To apply for the
Texas Furniture Makers Show®
17th Annual Texas Furniture Makers Show®
October 27 – December 2, 2016
For more information and to view complete show
Asa Christiana is the former chief editor of Fine Woodworking magazine, and a longtime woodworker, tinkerer, and serial remodeler. He recently left the East Coast with his family for a permanent move to Portland, Oregon, trading snow and ice for year-round hiking and biking. He continues to work for the Taunton Press and other how-to publishers, but as a freelancer now. Asa is currently writing a book on woodworking projects for absolute beginners, tentatively called “Build Stuff with Wood,” and continues to spread the gospel of building and being creative. You can keep track of Asa’s latest projects at www.ILikeToBuildStuff.com.
Danny Kamerath graduated from East Texas State University (now known as Texas A&M-University-Commerce) with double majors in drawing/painting and advertising design. He went to college to study sculpture but changed majors and went into advertising design instead. After more than 20 years as a designer, art director and illustrator, he missed working three dimensionally. Using his background in design he started making furniture in 1990. In 2005 he began woodworking full time.
Mr. Kamerath’s work is mostly shown at juried and invitational craft and museum shows across the country including the Grovewood Gallery in NC, the Bascom in NC, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NY, CraftForms in PA, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and others. He writes articles for Fine Woodworking magazine, and his work has been featured in more than100 books and magazines.
Originally from Houston, I have always been around a wood shop. I grew up helping my father in his shop restoring furniture. Learning to appreciate and take care of fine furniture was engrained at an early age. After leaving Houston, I continued to study and learn about how to build quality furniture. I graduated college with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts. I opened my own restoration shop for a number of years and taught woodworking. I started working for a hardwood lumber company called Fine Lumber & Plywood and have been there for 33 years. While working at Fine Lumber & Plywood I have continued to design and build custom furniture – everything from table and chairs to beds and dressers. The last few years I have also been judging the woodworking category for “Art City Austin”. I appreciate the amount of effort and craftsmanship that goes into building fine furniture.
Alamo Hardwoods Inc., San Antonio, TX
Allen & Allen Company, San Antonio, TX
Artisans at Rocky Hill, Fredericksburg, TX
Berdoll Sawmill, Cedar Creek, TX
Fine Woodworking Magazine, Newtown, CT
Heritage School of Woodworking, Elm Mott, TX
Hill Country Turners, Kerrville, TX
Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation, Boerne, TX
Precision Saw & Tool, Converse, TX
Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Bloomfield, NY
Dusty & Bill Nash, Hunt, TX
Jim Derby, Kerrville, TX
Johnny Jones, Boerne, TX
Larry Moss, Furniture Committee
Kerrville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kerrville, TX
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