About S. Thomas Woodworks
Sam Thomas is a woodworker based in Ventura County, California. Originally from Minnesota, he has lived in several different countries and across the United States. Sam got his start working in a woodworking studio during grad school, and now designs and builds custom furniture using sustainable and reclaimed domestic hardwoods.
Sam's designs highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain and color, relying on clean lines and careful craftsmanship to produce works of simple elegance. His designs and philosophy of craft have been influenced by makers like Sam Maloof, James Krenov, Tage Frid, and George Nakashima, among others.
Sam is also a professor of religious studies and environmental ethics, with graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Yale University.