Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977, December 02, 1976, Page 12, Image 12

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    Furniture from the customer's min
custom built by New Era's hands
By Cindy Ralston
Staff Writer
Tired of the same style of furnitur
not design your own furniture and
New Era Furniture store build it?
Managed by Jim Davis and Ioca
Main St. in Oregon City, the New Err
ture store builds beds, davenports,
chairs, diningroom sets, bar stools,!
or whatever a customer requires.
"We like to build furniture that
out of our customer's minds," said
"People feel more comfortable in an
phere they had part in designing."
Davis said many people come in
design already drawn or they can d
what they would like and he will dr
Davis has had his business for two
but has been building furniture for fivt
"Looking forward to the past"
store's motto and it is an appropria
because after studying 150 year old
ture to see why it lasted so long, Da
covered the reason was because it ha
put together with inlaid and dowel
Dowel joints are wooden pegs wh
securely into drilled holes and Davisd
to use this method in building his fur
"Our furniture is built to stay tc
for five to six generations rather th;
to six weeks," said Davis.
Davis said the types of wood us
hemlock, mahogany, southern maple,
ern red oak, and walnut because th
hard types of wood and are econc
The stains used on the furniture
developed by the present foreman and
also uses a marine grade finish which pi
the wood from warping.
Davis said he stands behind his
will repair furniture if needed, butjthe
method has proved quite successful
pared to furniture assembled with staj
"Our basic concern is that we don't
much money on advertising said Davis
cause the money that would be spent
tising is spent making our customers
Davis said customers from the age
to 65 and over come to his store.
"The interesting part," said Davis,"i
I sell to people on welfare and to do
The spectrum is very wide."
So if you like antique-looking fun
and want to see a unique store that i
its customers a chance to design their
furniture, go to the New Era Furniture:
Barry Jones, employe of New Era Furniture, creates hand-crafted heavy wood furniture
designed by customers.
Marijuana seized
Marijuana was confiscated from two male
students in separate incidents on the Clack­
amas Community College campus last week.
Those involved were referred to the CCC
Dean of Students for questioning. In each
case the student had in his possession less
than an ounce of marijuana.
There were 14 traffic tickets given out
last week. Eight tickets were issued for
parking on the grass, four for parking ille­
gally in the handicapped zone, and two for
blocking the roadway.
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