20171404ca Oak & Velvet Hand-Crafted Furniture - JRC-NHRegister
Brian Kolenda, an apprentice upholsterer at the hand-crafted furniture business, Oak & Velvet, in the workshop in the first floor of the Remington Rand building at 180 Johnson St. in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Brian Kolenda, an apprentice upholsterer at the hand-crafted furniture business, Oak & Velvet, in the workshop in the first floor of the Remington Rand building at 180 Johnson St. in Middletown. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)