All Things Maine
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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Maine's Philosopher of Cabinetmaking

There's a flattering article in today's Boston Herald about David Moser of Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in Auburn.
On the job, Moser looks the part of a typical artisan: flannel shirt, jeans and work boots covered in wood dust, pencil behind his ear. Yet, he did a Peace Corps stint in Kenya, has swum with sharks and almost crashed a plane, and he talks more like a philosopher than a designer. In another life, he says, he’d pursue a career in cultural anthropology.

But it’s wood - black cherry, walnut, maple - that intrigues him in this one.

“I think humans are drawn to the natural material,” he says. “They have this desire to run their hands over it. It’s a tactile experience and there’s something timeless to it.” [Link]
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