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Peter Asher Furniture, circa 1965

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Back in 1961, Peter was given a gift by his mother, the money to buy a dining room set for his apartment. At Bloomingdale’s Department Store, there was a display of reproduction medieval Spanish furniture. Peter observed that the construction was solid basic carpentry, similar to the boat building he had been doing over the previous decade. So, instead of buying the dining table, he bought tools and pine lumber and built a bed frame, a headboard, a cross wall radiator, an AC and book cabinet, a kitchen island, wall shelves, four chairs, and… a dining table. Friends were enthralled by the work and said he should do it for a living.

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