Sunday, December 4, 2011

Featured Artist: Schlabaugh & Sons

Schlabaugh & Sons is a family-owned woodworking business based in Kalona, Iowa. John & Mark began working for their father, Emil, in the home construction business over 30 years ago. Crafting cutting boards and serving trays from stair-tread scraps left over from their father's custom-built homes, the creative juices started to flow. Though neither brother has had formal training in woodworking, per se, as they began to discover more of the tools used to build cabinets in these custom homes, they each discovered ways to express themselves through the art of woodworking. 

John & Mark's father got out of the home construction business and joined his sons in their woodworking company, appropriately named “Schlabaugh & Sons Woodworking.” Emil, now 80, still comes to the shop every day — unless, of course, he's golfing. His solid woodworking knowledge is the rock on which the business was founded. The father-and-sons' combined woodworking experience now totals over 120 years.

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