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Page 8 The Region News - Wednesday, October 16, 2013 The Woodwrights ,dent long before the themselves with little Guild, formed: in early group came into ex- work and no additional 2009, was born out of istence. Many of the sources of revenue. simple idea "where leg- craftsmen in the area Realizing that reliance endary craftsmanship felt they were losing upon one or two sources meets unique design:" control of their work byfor the majority of their This need to form their own group which would allow them the opportunity to share each of their re- sources while creating quality products , that simple idea re- simply filling orders for business was a mistake,, adhered to high qual- owned by LaVerne Schlabach," specializes in custom detail cabine- try, built-in units, wall units and whole-house projects and is located at 573 N CR 325 E, Tusco- mains the guiding prin, wholesalers. Many of ciple of the guild today the shops were satisfied by committing to use the with this arrangement highest quality, locally as long as the orders fro: produced materials to their products kept pro- 'their businesses going, ing to make l and craft- make products of excep-viding them all the work Several of the workshops ed products, tmique in tional workmanship, en-they needed. However, met and decided they design 'and superior in during value and unique design. The need for the Wood- wrights Guild was evi- many of the craftsmen .ity standards. They also la, IL., 217-543-3230; (4) began talking with one understood the need to Douglas County Cus- another about ways to diversify by embracing band together to keep their origins and return- workmanship and value for the entire home. Currently, the Guild is 11 'members strong with prospective members waiting in the wings. To be a member of the when the economy took needed to find a way to a downturn, the orders pool theirscarce resourc- also dropped off and es as opposed to going it many of the shops found alone. They realized a Guild, a shop must ad- here to strict guidelines as set forth by the mere- bership. Some of the guidelines address iss'ues such as; a public" show- room, adequate parking and access, commitment to using locally produced tom Milling, designs and makes custom doors and trim for the entire house and is owned by William Otto located at 326 E CR 100 N Arcola, IL., 217-268-4689; (5) Four Acre Wood Prod- ucts, is owned by David Kaufman and son Ray- mond also a part of the business, specialize in custom kitchens and fur- niture but they are-very open to the customer s requests and needs. Lo- cated at 553 N CR 240 E, Arthur, IL., 217-543- 2971; (6) Shady Creek Woodworking, owners Ervin and. Lamar Mill- materials that are en-er, specializes in custom vironmentally friendly, unique design and strict adherence to the high- est.quality standards in workmanship. They all agree there is no 'T' in the group, only "Us." and they invite you to visit their shopsduring your time in Amish country. Members include (1) Bear Creek Wood- working, specializing in kitchen and bath cabi- nets, bookcases, furni- ture and other miscel- laneous pieces .and .is owned by Sam Schrock kitchens, baths and refac- ing and offers superior quality and competitive pricing They are located at 49 N CR 550 E, Arco- [a, IL., 217-268-4509; (7) Nelson Door Compa- ny, has been doing cus- tom designed doors going on 27 years and is owned by Nelson Diener located at 2245 CR 1500 E, Ar- thur, IL., 217-543-3489. (8) Kaufman's Custom Cabinets, specializes in custom baths, furniture and kitchens. Owned by Reuben Kaufman since will look. good in your home. Owned by Joe Kauffman (son of Jake Kauffman) is located at 504 E CR 650 N, Tus- c01a, IL., 217-268-3207. (10) The Woodpecker, specializes (but not lim- ited to) kitchen cabinets, vanities and furniture. Owned by Eli W. Ging- erich and is located at 1369 CR 2000 N, Sulli- van, !L., 217-543-4180; (11) Wilson's Kitchens and More LLC, your one. stop wood shop fea- turing custom cabinetry and fine furniture owned by Willard Helmuth lo- cated at 1702 CR 2300 N, Arthur, IL., 217-543- 2408. Join us for a "Tour of the Shops" on Friday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. located in the heart of central Illinois' Amish and Mennonite woodworking commu- nity. See the very latest in furniture, cabinets, architectural millwork, contemporary design and innovative products from local craftsmen. This will mark the sixth public event the Guild has hosted since its in- ception. Each event has been moresuccessful than the last as the Guild continues to grow in pop- ularity and recognition. The Woodwrights Guild continues to provide the best products and servic- and his son Nath --l'o- cated at 615 N CR 300 E, Tuscola, IL, 217-543- 3313; (2) Countryside Woodworking, special- :1974 ' and his' s ff':( lif aVail'able while striv: ford joined the business ingto push the envelope in 1996. Located at 363on design and creatiyity. E CR 200N, Arcola, IL.,Their next event will 217-268-4330; (9)Kauff-be the 5th annual Ar- :: . , ..... .... izes in custom doors, man Custom V*'ood thur Home & Garden Base Trim" Door Window Casln s" Custom Doors ::i: - crown mouldings and Interiors, offers almostExposition March 7-8, ........... " custom staircase parts everything you would 2014 at the Otto Center Crown Mouldings Wainscotin Panellin . 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