Early woodworker expresses himself with maple, elm, ash

Francis and Alina stand near the unique kitchen

doorway he built. They both also work the night

shift at VT Industries in Holstein, where Francis

has been employed for 32 years. TIMES photos


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How did one guy do all this, you ask. Francis Dahm, 59, made almost all the furniture in his house.     

He made beds, tables, kitchen cabinets, a dining room set, desks, a gun cabinet, a jewelry cabinet, quilt racks. The list goes on. Then he crafted unique paneling for the walls and ceilings on the first floor.

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