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A Unique Maine Experience - Customer In Residence at Thos. Moser


CustomerInResidenceWe just uploaded eight new videos to our YouTube site from our most recent Customer In Residence (CIR) program, held just a few weeks ago. Our next group arrives this Sunday evening and will be here working in the shop first thing Monday morning!


If you have ever wondered what's goes into designing and building a piece of heirloom-quality Moser furniture, now you can experience it for yourself. What started as an experiment has blossomed into a full-fledged program that, much to our amazement, has attracted interest from all over the globe! The Customer In Residence program is a weeklong intensive internship for folks who want to experience the process of building Thos. 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 participants learn first hand 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. And they get to leave with an heirloom quality piece of Thos. Moser furniture, built by their owns hands that will be enjoyed for several generations. This is a rare experience for the novice or expert woodworker and may well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

In all we've posted on YouTube nearly two dozen video clips of CIR participants talking about their experience on the final day of their program week at the signing ceremony, use the link below to check them out and hear first hand how the CIR program can be a life-changing experience....

WARNING: these videos are likely to bring out the hidden woodworker inside of you, so watch at your own risk!

In the clip above, our CIR "Dean of Students" (and manager of our Freeport Showroom) Steve Wyman kicks off the September 2010 signing ceremony with some background on how the program has grown and evolved.  

CLICK HERE to visit the CIR section of our YouTube site and see  participants themselves talk about their experiences in the shop.