Moser furniture is built for living and made to last—attributes that befit the number of hours spent using it. Our furniture is enhanced over time.
Our commitment to sustainability is also exemplified by our choice of materials. The hardwoods we use are sustainably harvested from Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Plateau, only 350 miles from our shop. (By contrast, it is not unusual for furniture sold in America to log up to 35,000 miles in its journey from the forest to the final home.)
We expend considerable effort in selecting and buying premium lumber and are confident that sustainable harvesting practices are used in their processing. Many of our forest operators are certified by either the Forest Stewardship Council or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative; lumber from others is cut on federal lands and, as such, is sustainably harvested. We avoid exotic hardwoods because we have no way of knowing how those tropical forests are being exploited.
We finish all of our furniture (except those pieces that require coloring or increased water resistance) by applying natural finishes. First we polish each piece with two coats of hot, boiled linseed oil (extracted from flax, the fiber used to making linen). Once dry, we apply two coats of wax made from carnauba beans and beeswax. The ancient process of adding an oil and wax finish leaves the environment very much intact and our consciences clear.
We take pride in giving wood a second life where it can serve the needs of many. Our delivery process is just as calculated as the harvesting and building, as each piece is hand wrapped in a reusable packing blanket, thus eliminating the need for copious amounts of packing materials. We deliver directly to our customers thereby eliminating the need for the middleman and scheduling with numerous trucking companies.
Over ten years ago our shipping partner, Clark & Reid, improved delivery logistics for our company by warehousing and managing furniture inventories and eliminating redundancies. Clark & Reid expertly consolidates runs nationwide to reduce the carbon footprint. By utilizing Clark & Reid for the warehousing and furniture transport of our fine pieces, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers has gained efficiencies, reduced returns and created a much more rewarding experience for their cu