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From as far back as the early 1800s, the Woody family has been renowned for chair making not only in North Carolina but around the world. Both Jimmy Woody of Mitchell County and a cousin Max Woody of McDowell County continue an 18th Century tradition and purely American form of chair construction that uses neither nails, screws nor glue in the manufacturing process, but rather the joining of high moisture wood onto kiln-dried wood of the same species. The wetter wood shrinks making the chair almost indestructible. Brothers Arval and Walter Woody once made a chair for President John F. Kennedy, now in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.