01/17/2007 - For Immediate Release
Middlebury, VT—Mike Rainville, founder and President of Maple Landmark, has always been interested in trains and covered bridges. This line of American Perspectives is a response to this fascination with classic American structures and architecture.
"I created a Train Station for a local fundraiser several years back and received a wonderful response. I wanted Covered Bridges and Train Stations to be part of our product offerings for adults but it wasn't until we developed some new methods were we able to do the project justice," states Rainville.
The new Covered Bridge and Train Station Bookends are a great mix of Americana and a utilitarian use. The buildings are solidly constructed from wood with dramatic detailing on all four sides and even down to the shingles on the roof. Each building is colored and finished using durable finishes that won't flake or peel for the lifetime of the building. After assembly each building is then divided in half and mounted securely on a maple base. The hardwood maple base is complete with non-slip rubber feet to be sure to hold the books in place and not scratch the dresser or desk.
The Train Station Bank uses the same building as the Train Station Bookend but has a slot in the top for coins and a plug in the bottom for easy access to the coins when the bank is full! The bank also has feet to protect the furniture.
Each of the buildings can also be customized with a particular name of a train station or covered bridge crossing for a reasonable set-up fee and price per unit.
For more information about the American Perspectives line and customization please contact Maple Landmark at 800-421-4223 or visit the website at www.maplelandmark.com.
Contact: Barbara Rainville • 800-421-4223
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