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Furniture Maker Wins Battle With Board

A Lake of the Pines veteran is going to be able to keep his hobby of making furniture…

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Dennis Kocher (coker) says this puts an end to a five-week ordeal after someone complained to the homeowner’s association about his hobby, questioning whether building furniture, or having some on his driveway was against association rules. Kocher says he’s pleased by the decision, but baffled by one aspect of it…

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Kocher says another change he will make, is that he will take a neighbor up on an offer to use a vacant warehouse in Auburn. He says he’ll store some of his stuff there…

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Kocher builds most furniture from scratch, but also re-finishes other pieces, and then donates all of it to Beale Air Force Base. Kocher says in thanks to the generous support of his neighbors who wrote letters to the board on his behalf, he’s made a generous offer…

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Kocher could have been ordered to shut down the shop in his garage, been fined a thousand dollars, or both.

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