Meet Tom

DadGuitar05Inspired by the time spent working alongside his father in a makeshift basement woodshop during his childhood, Tom began building  custom furniture in the mid 1980s.  Under the initial business name “Wood’n Hue,” Tom’s early work gained recognition, with pieces being found in galleries and art shows throughout the Adirondack region.  Participating in arts events at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC), and Hancock Shaker Village, Tom’s work has won several awards.  He has continued to produce fine furniture for over 30 years, and has taught woodworking courses both privately and through the Adirondack Folk School and New York Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).

Dad at work 1980sTom specializes in everything from fine, Shaker-style dining room sets to rustic cedar railings, with each piece hand-crafted and custom-built to your specifications. The process begins with a consultation between you and the artist, followed by a design period in which diagrams are produced and a consensus is reached. After your custom design is finalized, construction begins, which may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the particular piece. All work is done single-handedly by Tom in his workshop, which is open for tours most weekdays.

In addition to his talent as an artisan, Tom is an avid musician in the two-piece band Hot Pursuit.  He recently built his first guitar, into which he put the same time and passion that he affords each piece of furniture.  When Tom is not building things or playing music, you can find him exploring Lake George by boat, scuba diving, or spending time with his family.

Feel free to stop by and meet Tom any time you are passing through Bolton Landing, NY.  He is always glad to share some woodworking tips or show you around the workshop.  See our Contact page for directions and hours.