A Sultana High School graduate’s rocking chair built for two was judged to be the most rocking entry at a national woodworking competition.
Christopher Gagnon won first place in the High School Reproduction category for his “Love Rocker” at the Fresh Woods Competition at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers’ AWFS Fair in Las Vegas in July.
“I’ve been woodworking all through high school,” he said. He was first exposed to woodworking by his grandfather, a luthier (one who makes or repairs stringed instruments). “That’s where I picked up my initial skills and then through my woodworking class in high school.”