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Spring Comes A-greening!

  
  
  
JAN10 AC C9 detail LRrgb resized 600There’s no end of chatter about environmental friendliness and touting one's accomplishments thereto; it’s one of those subjects that garners fervent responses from some and the occasional eye-roll from others. We’re in the "impassioned responders" camp and there are several essential guidelines we use to keep an eye on true sustainability at Thos. Moser.

The nearly 70 men and women in our workshop craft their functional art primarily from American black cherry, a sustainable bequest from the Allegheny Plateau of Pennsylvania. Realistically, these cherry trees must be given 75 to 125 years to mature to furniture grade. Good stewardship is exemplified by harvesting in accordance with a long-term management plan; black cherry is a renewable resource but it is vital that the objects we craft from this wood endure at least as long as it took the tree to grow. Our furniture often becomes a family legacy as grandmothers and grandfathers, mothers and fathers, or aunts and uncles pass the special pieces they’ve curated down to their grandchildren, children, and nieces and nephews: a new generation that appreciates the fine craftsmanship which makes our furniture a lasting heritage.
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Did you know we proudly guarantee our furniture for the lifetime of the original owner? It’s true! We like to think of it as putting our commitment where our dovetails are, just as surely as the seasons cycle through the year. If you're planning something earth-friendly as we celebrate the Vernal Equinox this Sunday, we’d like to know about it: Leave us a comment below and let us know what you are planning so we can celebrate your dedication, too!

Speaking of green: Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

Andy Rooney on Tom Moser's Artistry in Wood

  
  
  
8106 865856664b92cabfdaf388af2b21b65e resized 600Rolling hills and verdant greens beckon us as we make our way to the St. David’s Golf Club in Wayne, Pennsylvania, this weekend for a series of events, one of which will have our fearless founder Tom wielding a pen as he autographs his latest book Artistry in Wood.

Serving as a backdrop for his book signing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, is a two-day savings event during which Moser furniture will be displayed and for sale. We hope to see some of our Philly fans on the gracious grounds near Philadelphia. Stop by anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on either Saturday or Sunday, March 20. 
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Did you know that the inimitable Andy Rooney wrote the foreword to the beautiful book Tom will be signing? We thought we’d give you a taste of what the "60 Minutes" commentator and avid woodworker had to say:

“We met briefly, but I know Thomas Moser principally through his work. I therefore know him well. He couldn’t surprise me with anything he did. He couldn’t disappoint me because I am thoroughly familiar with his work and it reveals everything about him as a person.

“In reading this book, I was pleased to have confirmed that long held belief that each of us does one thing basically the same way he or she does another. This book is proof that Thomas Moser does everything with the same care and originality with which he makes furniture. I had no intention of writing advertising copy here, and anyone reading this has probably already bought the book anyway, but I cannot resist saying how well done it is. It is too full of good things to be dismissed as a coffee table book. Dinner table, maybe…”

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We consider this to be high praise indeed from a writer known for his frank opinions and from someone who loves the craft of woodworking as much as Tom does. Books will be available for purchase at the event, or feel free to bring your own and Tom will be delighted to sign it.
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