Thomas Klopfenstein's Profile
All my life I've been making and building to create something out of nothing; from building Soap Box Derby racers as a kid, to the furniture building of today. I grew up in Crestline, Ohio in the 1950's among craftsmen, artisans and teachers. There were men in our town who painted signs, built hot rods, worked with wood and fabricated metal. I rode my bike all over town to hang out with these guys and watch what they did. They were all influences for me.
Two of those men were my cousins Jim and Bill Klopfenstein, who taught art and industrial arts and were master craftsmen. They also founded Klopfenstein Art Equipment, designing and building potter's wheels and artists' easels. Their approach to design and craftsmanship inspires me to this day.
At Klopfenstein Custom Furniture, I design and build custom made, wood furniture and…
- Born on January 29
- Joined June 21, 2011