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Fort furniture shop builds on owner's can-do-it-yourself attitude
Fort furniture shop builds on owner's can-do-it-yourself attitude

In a studio just south of L.A.'s downtown arts district lies Fort, a wonderland of reclaimed furniture, where eye candy sits at every corner. On the left is a jumble of old furniture yet to be reimagined. On the right is a wall of seating — M&M-colored folding chairs, an overstuffed footstool in a blue-and-white Moroccan pattern, even a church pew covered in navy fabric with a bold yellow stripe. Straight on, four letters set against the window spell "Fort" (fortgoods.com). "I grew up in the Midwest from humble beginnings. My parents didn't always have money to give me the latest and greatest, so I was constantly finding things to make something from,"...

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