Meet the Cabinetmaker
One of the most common questions from our customers is: wanting to know created the Moser furniture in their home? Our June Mailer featured a profile on cabinetmaker Ron Gilbert, who works here in the shop and participated in our Customer in Residence program as a mentor.
Our hope is to continue profiling cabinetmakers to give customers a look behind the scenes at the skilled craftsmen and women crafting their family heirlooms. Be sure to check under your Moser furniture as you may just have a piece signed by one of the featured cabinetmakers...enjoy!
(l to r: Ron Gilbert, shown with Customer in Residence partner Peter Graf)
Name: Ron Gilbert
Area of specialty: Cases
Years with Thos. Moser: 7
Where did you grow up: Bethel, Maine
What is the most interesting trip you have taken: I took a trip to Denmark to learn how to compress wood to make bendings for furniture.
Favorite piece of Moser furniture: Dr. White's Chest
Have you made any Moser pieces as a gift: Yes, I made a New Gloucester Rocker as a wedding gift for my son and his wife.
What do you like most about your job: Being able to take pride in the craftsmanship.
What do you like least about your job: dust from sanding.
Hobbies/Interests: Music, fishing and motorcycles.
Do you have a special fishing hole: By map, I once found a beaver pond in an unorganized territory in Mason, Maine.
What is the most unusual thing you ever owned: I owned a rock & roll nightclub for three years.