Rough Mill Coordinator Since 1988

What is your favorite piece of Thos. Moser furniture?

Dr. White’s Chest, I think just because it is so big and beautiful.

What is your favorite part of working in the Rough Mill?

The challenge of taking the raw materials and turning them into a beautiful piece of furniture.


Every piece at Thos. Moser starts with Jim and his team in the rough mill. It is there that he works meticulously to match the color, grain and other unique characteristics of the boards before they are crafted into fine furniture. “It really takes a lot more thought than people imagine, you have to plan ahead and you have to be able to visualize how the final product is going to come out using those pieces of wood,” he explains.

Jim is part of a core group of Thos. Moser employees who have been at the company for over 20 years. He began his career rasping arms for the Continuous Arm Chair. He has taken advantage of many opportunities along the way that have led him to progress into supervisory roles and to his role today, coordinating the rough mill.

When not at work, Jim loves to enjoy nature and the outdoors. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and spending time with his two daughters.