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Pins & Tales is published quarterly by The Society of American Period Furniture Makers and is one of the many benefits of SAPFM membership.


The editorial team proudly presents the latest issue of Pins & Tales, the SAPFM eMagazine.

SAPFM P&T Fall 2021

In this issue you will find the latest news, events and classes of interest to our membership as well as articles about making and finishing furniture. The big news is the preservation of the late Phil Lowe’s library of full size drawings. These are now being digitized and will be freely available on our website. You can help this effort with a financial donation to help cover the costs. The website committee (along with other committees) has been busy behind the scenes and we can see results already in anticipation of major improvements coming in the next year. Our board and regional chapters have also been busy.

We’re looking forward to the upcoming release of American Period Furniture, the annual journal which will mail to members in December. To ensure that you receive your journal, take a moment to visit sapfm.org and check your membership status, email and mailing addresses. Members in good standing on October 31, 2021 will be “on the list” for the mailing.

SAPFM membership isn’t just about what you receive, there are many ways that you can contribute to our base of knowledge and the long-term health of our organization. Your local chapter needs your help and if there isn’t one in your area consider starting one. The Chapter Support and Outreach committees have been working to ensure the continuation of SAPFM and the work we do. Last but not least, the board is still searching for a candidate for the Vice President/President Elect position. This is a vital component for the continuity of our leadership and if you’re wondering who will step forward, maybe it should be you!

We recently changed the way we send email notices about Pins & Tales. This simplifies our process and saves money, but your notice may have been marked as spam somewhere along the line. We’ve worked to correct this issue, but if your friends are wondering where their Pins & Tales notice is, have them check their spam or junk mail folders. We publish at the end of June, September, December and March and issues (both current and previous) are available to logged in members at the link below.

Don’t forget to send photos of what you’re working on to share with your fellow SAPFM members. We’re always on the lookout for articles to publish in Pins & Tales and American Period Furniture. It’s easier than you think to contribute an article and we all appreciate seeing our members work.

-- Bob Lang, editor 


The following video is referenced in the Spring 2021 edition of Pins & Tales.
 Steve Lash Harp (played by Kelly Yousoufian, Michigan Harp Center)