Thomas J. MacDonald studied carpentry at the Blue Hills Technical High School in Canton, Mass. After graduation, he joined the Carpenters union in 1985 and began a four-year apprenticeship program at the Robert D. Marshall training center in Millbury, Mass.
Thomas finished the program in 1989 earning his journeyman’s certificate and then his Massachusetts supervisor’s license in 1991. Then, in 2000, Thomas was accepted to the North Bennett Street School in Boston’s North End.
Since he graduated in 2002, Thomas has been has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Fine Woodworking Magazine and The Boston Globe.
He has been honored to have his furniture on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society, the RISD and Concord Museums and his alma mater, The North Bennet Street School.