Posts by cpff

Cabin Fever

The winter of 2018 blows through the Mount Washington valley in Northern New Hampshire, leaving in its wake dazzling snow, treacherous ice and crystalline trees.  For at least another six weeks, the people of Cherry Pond Fine Furniture hunker down facing the unexpected twists and turns of a North Country winter. Inside the shop it’s…

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Winter

Winter settled in at Cherry Pond Fine Furniture located in the heart of the very White Mountains in Northern New Hampshire with sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice, dark mornings and dark afternoons. I love the word “settled”. Meteorologists use it often to describe the arctic air masses that descend from Canada: “an arctic high has settled…

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In Love

I am in love with my dresser.      Now, right off the bat that’s going to sound a little weird, but it isn’t, really. Be assured that this relationship is purely platonic and one of great admiration. It’s pretty clear that great dressers don’t have the capacity to engage in any nonsense. Rather they stand…

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The Wood Blogger

My present for Christmas, nine days before my eleventh birthday, was a Sears Roebuck  lathe, a few basic turning tools and a box full of wood chunks. My dad and I had already built a work bench in the cellar so we set up the lathe and, after extensive orientation, I was on my own.…

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