DEAR SUN SPOTS: Would you or any of your readers know of anyone who makes double-flat seated glider swings with a roof in the Livermore Falls area? Thanks. — Pam Goulder, Livermore

ANSWER: Sun Spots only knows of one: Glen Tompkins at Glen’s Country Wood Crafts at 16 Main St. in Peru says he can make flat-seated double-glider swings with a roof.

Glen also offers pine furniture (indoor and outdoor) made in Maine with Maine products, including folding laundry racks, replicas of the old Hoosier cupboard, cedar trunks, toy furniture, pet feeders, birdhouses, Adirondack chairs made our of skis and more.

He can be reached at his showroom Thursdays and Fridays 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call him at 357-9063.

If other local crafters can make this product and let Sun Spots know, she will print their information as well.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I’ve noticed that many questions have been asked about the upholstery trade (May 11, March 23). The Maine Correctional Center at 17 Mallison Falls Road, South Windham, ME 04062-0260, has one of the best educational programs for its inmates. This is used to teach them a trade for when they are released from prison.

Customer can call the industries program for all upholstery needs, discuss their needs and arrange to drop off the item.

You should call and speak to either Bert Jalbert or Paul Charland for further information. 207 893-7000 extension 50370.

This program has been featured on the 207 News Show and a couple of Maine magazines. — Paul Veilleux, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS, In response to the May 2 letter from the person looking for foam to make a mattress for an RV. Here are a couple of my customers that may be able to help:

* Augusta Upholstery and Foam Co., 612 Augusta/Rockland Road, Windsor, ME 04363, 549-7626

* Portland Mattress Makers, 283 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101, 772-2276

Hope this helps. Portland Mattress Makers has also made a custom mattress before for my RV, and it was wonderful. — Ron Blake, president, Cote Brothers Sewing Machines, Turner, e- [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I enjoy your column very much.

I visit my husband in the nursing home every day. I like to spend a few hours with him. My husband is 91, and he enjoys my visits. I would stay longer with him if I had a chair.

I am looking for a small rocking chair. His room is very small, and I am a very small, short person, so I need a small chair.

I hope to hear from some kind person who has one I can get that won’t cost very much. — Anita, Lewiston, 376-4420

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 also be emailed to [email protected]


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: