About Thom

 

Thom Barrett

Thom’s journey into woodcraft  is a recent one. After 35 years in the corporate world he wanted to take a different path, one where he could design and create things with his hands. At first building Kayaks and Canoes were his passion. He studied boat building  at the Wooden Boat School under Greg Rossel. He liked the designs of Nick Shade and used these as starting points for his canoes and kayaks.

His interest soon expanded to furniture making where he studied at the North Bennet Street School.  His designs are for those smaller or tight areas with practical, functional furniture that appeals to the eye. Thom focuses on using reclaimed  wood —  bringing out its hidden beauty. He also builds custom work from hardwood such as Black Walnut, Cherry, Mahagoney, Hard Maple, etc.