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image L-R: Lance Miles and Randy Abramson

HOUSTON – Woodcraft assistant manager Randy Abramson says the company has operated in Houston for more than 20 years.

Abramson has worked as the assistant manager for the Southwest Houston store for five years.
    “I have been with Woodcraft since the Southwest Houston store opened,” Abramson said. “Lance Miles, salesman has also worked at the store for five years.  We have grown every year.  We interact with customers who have a passion for woodworking on a daily basis.
    “We teach woodworking classes from beginner to advance on Thursdays and the weekends. Classes we teach include Finishing with Milk Paint, Veneering 101, Basic Cabinet Making, Woodcarving 101, Tool Sharpening 101, Finishing Techniques and more.”
    Abramson says Woodcraft participates in several events throughout the year.
    “We have a Veteran’s program called Turn for the Troops, where we make pens for the United States troops,” he said.
     “The public can come in and make a pen for the troops.  We also work with The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR).  People with war injuries will come in the store and do therapeutic woodworking.
    “In addition, we participate in the Empty Bowl event, which benefits the Houston Food Bank.  Folks come into the store to turn bowls that will go to the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.”
    Woodcraft is a franchise independently owned and operated by Woodtools of Texas.  The company provides woodworking tools and supplies to woodworkers and contractors.  There is a store on the north side of Houston, as well as San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Ft. Worth.   ­–ab

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