For more than 40 years, Thos. Moser has been about more than furniture. Community, heritage, philosophy and longevity are at the core of who we are and what we do. This fast-paced video, with commentary by Tom and David Moser as well as cabinetmakers from our shop and even a Thos. Moser customer, provides some insight into what makes Thos. Moser different and special.
This program is a weeklong intensive internship for our customers who want to experience the process of building Moser furniture for themselves. Each participant works side-by-side with a master cabinetmaker in our shop. This mentor will assist in the selection of raw materials and the crafting of a hallmark Moser piece. Among many things, the participant will learn about the intricacies of joinery, the shaping and molding of solid cherry, and even how to bring out the natural luster of wood with the right amount of wax and elbow grease. All customers-in-residence will share their workshop experiences on a daily basis, as well as take part in a trip to the local Grange Hall where we had our first shop, as well as two special group dinners. This is a rare experience for the novice or expert woodworker and may well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Several students at St. Timothy's School have taken to diving under desks, chairs and other furniture at the girls boarding school in Stevenson, Maryland, just outside Baltimore. Now, the names of a dozen students from St. Timothy's who spent a week at the shop are on a table that's destined for the school's new common building. The students completed a version of Thos. Moser's "customer-in-residence" program, in which buyers of the coveted furniture can spend a week working alongside those who craft it.