Shop at Metro Times’ and The Detroit Mercantile Company’s Merry Market tomorrow and Sunday

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Alysa Offman Metro Times December 11, 2015 Christmas is quickly approaching. It’ll be here before you know it. And if you’re anything like this writer, you haven’t a bought a single present yet. By now the malls are clogged with depraved last minute shoppers and you’ll likely be joining them soon because you have some bratty niece or nephew who …

ATWATER BREWERY PARTNERS WITH END GRAIN WOODWORKING TO CREATE TAP HANDLES

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July 31, 2015 DETROIT, Mich.–Atwater Brewery, Detroit’s largest and fastest growing craft brewer, announced that it is partnering with End Grain Woodworking Co., also of Detroit, to create a unique series of beer tap handles made of reclaimed wood from Detroit area properties. The handles are currently available for purchase at www.atwaterbeer.com for restaurant and bar operators. The public can …

Designed in Detroit: Former engineers, natives flock to area

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Maureen Feighan, The Detroit News April 3, 2015 Michigan native Kyle Huntoon was finishing up woodworking school in Rockport, Maine, in early 2013 when he met an older woman at a gallery who asked what he was doing in Maine. Huntoon, a civil engineer turned aspiring furniture designer, told her he was finishing school and then planned to move to …

6 Things To Know About Working With Reclaimed Wood

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Sometimes salvaged lumber’s best qualities can also be its most infuriating. Chris Behm, cofounder of End Grain Woodworking in Detroit, has you covered. Matt Goulet Popular Mechanics, August 19, 2014 1. One end of your 2 x 4 could be wider than the other. Or the board is warped. Or a portion could be water-damaged. You won’t be able to use every inch of …

Socratea Warms Up Midtown

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Pure Detroit – December 26, 2012 – If the words “tea house” conjure up an image of doilies, lace tablecloths and tiny crust-less sandwiches, that picture will be quickly erased by SocraTea, a tea house that recently opened in Midtown’s Sugar Hill arts district. With a décor that is more “Prohibition speakeasy” than “Grandma’s parlor,” it’s a smart addition to Detroit’s growing caffeine scene. …

Exhibit brings together artists’ visions for Detroit’s Little Libraries

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If you build, they will read. That seems to be the underlying conceit of the Little Free Library movement, founded in 2009 in Hudson, Wis., by a man named Todd Bol. Since his first Little Library, the idea of distributing free books on a take-one, leave-one basis out of eye-catching, publicly mounted boxes has become a bona fide international craze, …