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This article is from Issue 109 of Woodcraft Magazine.

Swedish workbench maker Sjöbergs celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Founded in 1922, the company still makes its benches largely by hand, with a commitment to sustainability. In 1959, a son of the founder traveled to the United States with a miniature version of the company’s carpenter’s bench tucked into a briefcase. The immediate interest necessitated a full-size bench be shipped across the Atlantic, eventually ending up in Sacramento where it won a gold medal for good design. The U.S. has been Sjöbergs’ largest bench market ever since.

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