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Handmade Quality Crafts
Made in the U.S.A.
We are a small family business located in Orrington, Maine. Orrington is appoximately 12 miles from
Bangor and about 50 miles from Bar Harbor.
About The Woodworking Artisan: Robert Bower
I first started making miniatures a few years ago when my daughter asked me to build my granddaughter a dollhouse.
I made a colonial seacaptain's house with a widow's walk from scratch. Then, my daughter wanted me to make all the furniture for it
because she could not
find any early american pieces that were done in a plain style--the kind of beds and furniture that you would find in an average person's
home in Maine during colonial times.
I am retired now and my daughter suggested that I make dollhouse
furniture as hobby to sell online. Because I do enjoy making the pieces, I decided to do just that. I have a wood-working shop
in my garage. I make all the wooden furniture and accessories completely from scratch beginning with a 2 x 4 piece of pine. I use
power equipment, such as a full-size table saw and scroll saw, to cut my pieces. I find inspiration for my pieces from
the magazine "Early American Life," and from the PBS television show "Antique Roadshow." I am drawn to Early American/Colonial pieces
simply because they are interesting. The craftsmen in those times were very talented and creative. I became interested in american
history in college (University of Maine, 1959) after taking several history courses.
I was a career military officer in the U.S. Army. My last rank was that of Major. In the military, I was a helicopter pilot and a
flight instructor. After that, I owned and operated a sub sandwich shop for several years, and lastly before retiring, I worked in
an office at a local trucking company.
We Ship to the United States and Its' Territories and
We are very proud that our miniatures were featured in the March/April 2008 issue of Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine.