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After nearly 7 decades, Morgan Millwork in Binghamton closing

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A custom woodworking company that's been in business for nearly 7 decades is hanging up the routers and closing up shop.

Morgan Millwork on Moeller Street in Binghamton is holding a sale of its contents this Friday and Saturday.

Brothers John and Steve O'Neil bought the business from the Morgan family in 1975 with John doing the woodworking and Steve handling the books.

Their specialty has been one-of-a-kind doors, windows, cabinets and moldings, many created off of customers' sketches and drawings.

"I like working with my hands. I like to build stuff. I've always been into building stuff since I was a youngster. Whether it was models, race cars or whatever, I was into building stuff," said John O'Neil.

O'Neils' customers say they've always had a reputation for quality work at a reasonable price.

Steve says the shop became a popular gathering spot on Saturday mornings.

"A lot of the old timers would come in and sit around.  It was almost a haven for them.  In fact, some of them almost would've paid to get in just to sit around and enjoy the ambience of the whole business, the smell of the wood, and looking at the projects as they went from start to completion," he said.

The O'Neils continued to use some of the original Morgan equipment including a 1900 era blind stile mortiser, or louver groover, for making louvered doors and shutters.

This Friday and Saturday, the O'Neils will be selling their 3-phase industrial size planer, sander, joiner and band saw along with leftover lumber and hardware, routers and clamps.

The sale takes place in a tent in the parking lot starting at 8 a.m. each day.

John and Steve say they want to thank all of their customers and look forward to spending more time fishing and golfing.


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