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In Touch with Wood

August 23, 2019 | New Hampshire Home | by Andi Axman | John W. Hession, Photographer

New Hampshire Furniture Master Ted Blachly takes cues from individual pieces of wood for his graceful designs.

Ted Blachly began making furniture in the early 1970s when he was a student at New England College in Henniker. For fifteen years after graduating, he made his living restoring old houses while fueling his woodworking interest with repairing musical instruments and occasionally making tables. He returned to making furniture when he discovered Scandinavian design and was drawn to its refined style. John McAlevey—an established furniture maker nearby with a similar design approach—became a mentor.

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