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Woodworker's deep city roots

Woodworker's deep city roots

John Peter Baer, right, talks with cabinetmaker Chris Martin at Baer Joinery, 125 E. Seventh St., a cavernous 2,000- square-foot warehouse that was once a bakery and recording studio.

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Woodworker's deep city roots

Woodworker's deep city roots

Baer Joinery's work can be found in restaurants all over town. Above, he used Douglas fir beams for tables at Exo Roast Co., at 403 N. Sixth Ave.

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Woodworker's deep city roots

Woodworker's deep city roots

"Everything here has his fingerprint on it," says Rebecca Safford, co-owner of Tap & Bottle, 403 N. Sixth Ave., of Baer's work.

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Woodworker's deep city roots

Woodworker's deep city roots

The shavings fly as Seva Gamba, one of seven highly trained woodworkers employed by Peter Baer, uses a hand plane on sassafras wood.

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Woodworker's deep city roots

Woodworker's deep city roots

John Peter Baer built the bar and tables at Exo Roast Co. The tables are made of Douglas fir slabs that were reclaimed from a North Dakota dairy barn.

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Tucson's John Peter Baer has deep woodworking roots

Tucson's John Peter Baer has deep woodworking roots

John Peter Baer has earned a reputation among area restaurants for being the go-to guy when it comes to good wood.

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