Woman carves out woodworking career

posted Aug 15, 2011, 1:05 PM by John Traynor   [ updated Sep 29, 2011, 11:30 PM ]
Canton resident Sharon Newton bought her first table saw 25 years ago. 

The rest is furniture-making history.

“I had always wanted to do woodworking,” she said. “I love wood. I love the way it looks, and I like making things.”

She has made Queen Anne jelly cabinets, a Shaker 10-drawer chest, Chippendale footstools, Ethan Allen night stands, portable church communion boxes, a bed for her brother's wedding gift, coffee tables and the cherry dining room set that she, husband Steve and sons Aaron, 21, and Charlie, 18, use at home.

Even as a youngster, Newton took toys apart, put them back together, made model cars and took a shop class in junior high school.

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