Made-in-Maine furniture available in Lewiston-Auburn

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ANSWER: On Saturday, Aug. 1, we published a follow-up story, written by Sun Journal reporter Scott Thistle, titled “Saddleback extends deadline.” It can be read online at http://tinyurl.com/oce73t8. The Sun Journal plans to follow up again on Wednesday, the date of their new deadline to see what has developed.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I have a gift certificate from Mr. Bernard’s Beauty School in Lewiston. Since they have closed I have no address or phone number that I can reach to see if they can refund my certificate value. Also, one of their instructors owned a beauty salon in the Lewiston area. I would like to know where so I can continue my haircuts. I used to go there for scalp treatments and since they are closed, I am looking for someone who gives them. Thank you! — No Name in Auburn.

ANSWER: Sun Spots has been asked how to contact the now-closed hair school in the past so again tried the only public phone number the business used but it has been disconnected. You didn’t want your name published so if the instructor who used to cut your hair reads this column, he/she won’t know who is looking for him/her.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am hoping to find a Mission-style twin-size platform bed that has drawers for storage. I would like to purchase something made in Maine. They do have one available at Bedderrest, but I would like more choices. There used to be a Maine-made furniture store next to Republic Jewelry, but they have been gone for a while. Do you have anyone in your list for the Lewiston-Auburn area that makes furniture? — No Name in Auburn.

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ANSWER: MaineMade.com lists 150 businesses in its handcrafted furniture section. Here are a couple that are local: McIntosh & Tuttle Cabinetmakers, 41 Chestnut St., Lewiston, 207-777-1395 or todd@mcintoshandtuttle.com; and Thos. Moser has a workshop in Auburn but showrooms in other towns including Freeport. You can reach the customer care center to request a catalog at 1-800-708-9045 or 207-784-8499 or salesinfo@thosmoser.com.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for everything you do for those of us with questions. We have had much success from our published queries in the past. We are a nonprofit organization located in historic downtown Auburn. Our mission is to promote the cultural, educational and intellectual advancement of our members and the community.

We are also the stewards of the Foss Mansion at 19 Elm Street in Auburn built for Horatio and Ella Foss between 1914 to 1917. We will be celebrating the mansion’s 100th anniversary before you know it and are planning ahead. We are seeking authentic men’s and women’s clothing from the 1920s including hats, shoes and jewelry, and also small household items to display at the mansion.

We would love to gather photos and other items directly related to the Foss Mansion, the Fosses, or WLU from any time period, too. Please contact Denise Scammon, historian, at 207-753-0931 or denisescammon@gmail.com. Thank you.

Use the QR code to go to Sun Spots online for additional information and links. This column is for you, our readers. It is for your questions and comments. There are only two rules: You must write to the column and sign your name (we won’t use it if you ask us not to). Please include your phone number. Letters will not be returned or answered by mail, and telephone calls will not be accepted. Your letters will appear as quickly as space allows. Address them to Sun Spots, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400. Inquiries can be emailed to sunspots@sunjournal.com, tweeted @SJ_SunSpots or posted on the Sun Spots facebook page at facebook.com/SunJournalSunSpots. This column can also be read online at sunjournal.com/sunspots. We’ve joined Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/sj_sunspots.

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