Cherry and Walnut chest to hold political ephemera
Friday, April 10, 2020

Politics as a Hobby.

This was a first! I was contacted by a client asking me to make him a pair of cabinets with 12 flat file drawers in each. They were designed to hold and display his collection of political campaign buttons and political ephemera. This is an impressive collection with buttons for every president dating all the way back to George Washington!

Here is what my client has to say:

"Absolutely love the cabinets, not only are they absolutely gorgeous; they provide an organized home for my collection. The drawer system allows me to display my coveted collection and makes viewing and access simple. The felt drawer liners keep items in place and prevent sliding and scratching. The volume of space available within each cabinet, through the twelve independent drawers, offers a ton of space, which is more than adequate for a large, diverse collection. These unique pieces, brought to life by John Lomas, will be a cherished foundation of my collection for generations. If you collect small items like watches, coins, buttons, etc. you will love these cabinets."

I love designing unique pieces that are not only a beautiful addition to the household or office, but also have very specific and unique purposes. Now that we are all holed up inside, perhaps you are seeing a need that I can help you fulfill!

Be well. Stay safe. Stay in touch.


Detail of the felt lined drawers
Sitting in place
An honor to be the new GVFM president
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

New President Of The Guild

It is with pride and a little trepidation that I share the news that I have been elected President of The Guild Of Vermont Furniture Makers. And it all went off without a partisan divide or interference by the Russians!

GVFM was founded in 1997 and is a statewide, but nationally recognized, organization of Vermont's top master craftsmen and women. As stated on their website:

"The Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers is an association of master level furniture makers dedicated to the promotion of quality craftsmanship, excellence in design and the pursuit of artistic vision"

I am honored to be entrusted with the position for a year or two, and will do my best to represent the Guild and its membership to the best of my abilities.

Wish me luck,


Quarterly meeting at Dave Hurwitz's shop in Randolph, VT. 2014.