This blog shows the folkart I make, my reproduction furniture and other projects. My studio/shop is in my backyard. It's a couple of miles off the main road in West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you come to visit make sure you see – the "Olde Times" Garden House Museum; Grandma's Attic; the Furniture Box; Grampa's Loft (antiques, old doors, etc. in my Dad’s old barn loft); and my World's Largest Egg Beater, certified by Guinness World Records.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dog coat hangers

I made these dog hangers ones a Newfoundlander and the other a saint bernard
the tongue is the end of a steel spoon which you can hang a coat . there 8'' tall  i.m
asking $138 each.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Food Chain

     I call this piece food chain . i used a old wrench for the tail. they run about 22''long i.m asking $85 each.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Butcher Block Island

I got this old case iron metal cutter base. and used it for a base for a butcher block. i used a old blade for the top and bottom by putting the old piece of wood threw the planer. the grain of the wood turned out good. put a coat of bees wax for the finish. love the grain on this piece of wood.
24''x 32'' top 36''h.  i'm asking $385.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Girl, Banjo, Fishermen

     Here some thing i've been working on this week .use a old post top to make a girl wearing a  turtle neck its 7'' tall . i'm asking $95
     I've made theses banjos before thought i'd make another one i used a cookie can for the base and had a old guitar up in my attic its 29'' long. i'm asking $258.
     The fishermen i used these teapots for the bodies and the rest is wood the tall guy is 16'' and the smallest 12'' . i'm asking $168  each

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Grandma's Attic

     Above my studio and workshop is the attic (1,500+ sq.ft.) which I call Grandma's Attic - it's full of STUFF!!!  Useful stuff, collectibles and memorabilia - most of it's old and antique.  From teapots to cast iron frying pans; from iron wrenches to costume jewelry; from railway spikes to buttons; from cutlery to horse harness; from sugar maple buckets to door knobs; you'll be surprised what you'll find!
      In the back corner of my studio is the door to Grandma's Attic.  When you step through you're taken back a 100 years.  This part of my studio/workshop was an old house built by John Yeo.  The old house (the right side of my studio) was built in the late 1890s - we found old newspapers between the plaster and lathes placed there to stop the drafts. 
      I moved the old house in the early 1990's from my brother Randy's place just across the road, first using it used it as a garage then expanding to connect to my workshop creating the present complex.
Above: The stairs go up to the left - the original stairs were on the far right (below).
At the top of the Stairs you can go left (the old house) or right (into the new upstairs).
Below: looking into the old house upstairs.
The following photos are in the old attic.
The following photos are in the new attic.
     When I start a folk art piece I often go up to Grandma's Attic to see what I can find to incorporate into my work.  For example, the moose below.  The one on the left has antlers made from cutlery forks; and the one on the right has antlers from a multi-size wrench with nails for legs.
     As I said earlier Grandma's Attic has a wide variety of stuff!  One thing I picked up awhile back was the print below.  When my older brother Carter saw it he said, "that's the same print that hung behind our grandparents kitchen stove."  He was quick to buy it for his house -memorabilia.