July 13, 1981

1981

Tom's grandfather's table in the tent that Tom lived in in the Santa Cruz mountains.
When Tom was 13, he and his grandfather built a table for cutting fabric. When Tom was 20, he lived in a tent in the Santa Cruz mountains for a couple of years, and the table did a brief stint as an outdoor kitchen (above). Rescued from the woods some years later, the table went on the be used in Tom's various workshops/retail stores. In the 1990s it was rebuilt and fortified by Tom's friend Rob, and still does regular service in Tom's design studio.

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