About the Old Wood Workshop

Thomas Campbell, Old Wood Workshop ownerI 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 wood as a hobby. Today this passion has grown into an established business in northeastern Connecticut.

I produce custom tables and flooring from antique chestnut, oak and pine. I also sell architectural antiques and raw or milled antique wood for your own woodworking, building or remodeling projects. My clientele is diverse and often become repeat customers. They include contractors, architects, homeowners, interior designers, artists and artisans, cabinetmakers, woodworkers, even musical instrument makers--and they all share my respect for the beauty and authenticity of antique wood.

Old Wood Workshop home base in Pomfret ConnecticutYou are welcome to visit my workshop in Pomfret Center, northeastern Connecticut. 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 remilled antique chestnut and pine flooring and a number of antique chestnut tables.

---Thomas M. Campbell, Owner

If you need information about the area, a good source is The Putnam Traveler (www.putnamtraveler.com), a local tourism quarterly.

Contact Us

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 info@oldwoodworkshop.com.

All of the CONTACT links on this website are simple "mailto" links using basic HTML (no forms here!). If you have trouble using these links, simply copy and paste our email address, info@oldwoodworkshop.com, into the "To:" field of whatever email software you use. You can also LIKE us on Facebook and contact us that way. Hope to hear from you soon!

Good News!

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.

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