Tom Douglass describes his craft: "When things you have been interested in all of your life come together,
it is amazing what happens. Working with wood has always been a
pleasure, along with learning about, collecting and selling antiques.
Geometric design and astronomy fascinate me. Around 1989, my brother
tried to find an antique pipe box. Unable to find one, he asked if I
would make one. This was my first commission. Fifteen years later, I am
still designing and building one-of-a-kind pipe boxes as well as other
functional and decorative, carved and painted wood accessories," he said.
carving methods are self-taught. I have no degree in art, just a love
of things well made. While I do not make copies of old spoon boards,
shelves, candle boxes or knife trays, they are what inspires me. Like
the individuals who made the originals, I want each to be unique. Meant
to compliment antique collections, they are at home in any setting, even
the White House. Collected across the United States, featured at shows
and in publications, I hope what I am making today will be tomorrow's
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