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Editors’ Choice

A.F. Brosch Woodworking


Alfred “Friedl” Brosch promises he can make “anything” happen, and satisfied customers agree. From a curved custom cabinet for a tight corner in a half bath to the expansive bars at Shea’s Riverside in Essex, Friedl draws on his native Austrian training in cabinet-making and museum-quality restoration to perfect every piece. Starting with a sketch, or perhaps replicating a precious antique, he uses his 45 years of experience to build pieces from the ground up, including inlay work, gold leafing, and carving.

143 Main St., Essex, 978-768-7486,


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Hedgehog Designs

24 Oakland St., Amesbury, 978-834-6136,