I discovered that antique wood is a beautiful and valuable resource in the early 1990s, when I began to salvage local barns and make furniture from the reclaimed antique wood as a hobby. Today this passion has grown into an established business in northeastern Connecticut.
I began my business salvaging New England barns and made custom furniture from the spectacular antique wood I reclaimed from these structures. From there, I transitioned to salvaging 18th century and early 19th century houses, from the floors to doors and everything in-between, including stone.
I am now transitioning again from salvaging all the interior components of a house to just the best antique flooring I can find. I salvage floors myself, but I often buy just the best floors from others in the business. I still have many architectural items for sale, but I am not replacing them as I sell them. Eventually I hope to be selling only flooring. If you see something you’re interested in, other than flooring, make me an offer.
Old Wood Workshop is based in Pomfret Center, Connecticut, and you are welcome to visit. I am available by chance, but strongly suggest making an appointment to visit. Although I do not have a traditional retail shop, our 1730s colonial farmhouse showcases my work, including flooring, tables and other unique architectural items.
---Thomas M. Campbell, Owner
We are a small family business and answer our own phone! Please call 860-655-5259 and ask for Tom or leave a message and he will promptly return your call. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use or Contact form. You can also LIKE us on Facebook and contact us that way. Hope to hear from you soon!
Old Wood Workshop is noted on page 61 of the September/October 2011 issue of Old-House Interiors in the article "Flooring by Region" as a Specialty Flooring provider for the northeast.
An salvaged antique door from the Old Wood Workshop was featured in the May 2011 Issue of This Old House Magazine! In the "Get this look for less" section, they show how to create a "distressed wood table" using a salvaged door on a pair of trestles for a "rustic French" look. See pages 46 & 47.
The Old Wood Workshop is featured in "Reuse With Style" in the February 2010 issue of REALTOR Magazine (see pg. 31 or visit this link).
Read about our lovely town (and see our ad on p.21) in "Picture-Perfect Pomfret" in Worcester Living Magazine, Sept/Oct 2009. It's worth a visit!
See us in the latest Design Center Sourcebook (2009), published by Old-House Interiors.
This Builder/Architect article from November 2008 features advice from Tom about using antique flooring in a building project.
The Boston Globe travel writer features Pomfret (& recommends the Old Wood Workshop) in her May 2008 article.
Fall/Winter 2007, Early Homes "Design Center" lists us as a Flooring Source
See our ad in the NEW 2007 Guide to Architectural Antiques & Antique Lumber
April 2007, Old House Interiors page 96 Editor Mary Ellen Polson recommends us as a source for Wide-Board Flooring.
Fall 2006, Putnam Traveler, "Recycling the Past" on pages 6 & 7 features Tom's work.
Spring 2006, Home Living Connecticut interviews Tom, highlights his resawn antique chestnut flooring and features the Old Wood Workshop in an article on page 18.
May/June 2006, Architectural Salvage News announces our new website design launch.
October 2005, A Boston Herald travel writer gets a glimpse of Old Wood Workshop furniture while on a cycling tour of Connecticut's Quiet Corner.
March 2004, Food & Wine Magazine features the Old Wood Workshop in its "Pairings" section on page 27 & 30. Stylist Lauren Fister designed a table setting using wooden placemats I made from antique chestnut. If you would like to order a set of these placemats, please e-mail or call me at 860.974.3622. I sell them for $70/each plus $10 S&H. Photographs by Laura Resen.
June 2003, The Boston Globe features the Old Wood Workshop and several other local businesses in Ellen Albanese's Weekend Planner travel story. "Crafting Connecticut" focuses on entrepeneurs in the northeast region of Connecticut. "Something about northeastern Connecticut seems to encourage people to build a life around doing what they love," writes Albanese.