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.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pine Sideboard

     I overhauled this pine sideboard and painted it this great red colour.  The flour bin on the left could be used for dog food, pot and pans, a garbage bin.  Overall I fixed-up the drawers and doors to be in perfect working order.
 Above: before / Below: after

Thursday, November 27, 2014

More Dressers

     Here are a couple more dressers I picked up and refurbished - the dresser are selling well! 
     I replaced all the handles.  The one thing ya got to do when ya have varithane on the wood is sand them down - I go over all the drawers and drawer slides so the drawers glide back and forth smoothly.  
     The white dresser is pine and has square nails.  The black dresser is made of hardwood.  I also go over all of the framework and re-nail as required to make sure they're strong.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deacons Bench from old dresser & chairs

     I used an old dresser and two old chairs and made this deacons bench - the old drawers slide nicely!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wine Cabinet from old Pine Washstand

     A friend of mine made his weekly trip to the dump and came back with this old pine wash stand (somebody threw away) - he gave it to me to re-work into something more useful!
    This item is for sale.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Horse Quilt Rack

     This horse I made as a quilt rack.  I used stair spindles for the legs and added rubber chair knobs on the bottom of the legs.  For the tails I used part of an old sewing machine.
     It measure 3'-0" in height and 4'-0" long.
 Below are the raw pieces i used to make the horse.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dresser and Washstand

     I did up this dresser and wash stand.  I go over the cabinet re-nailing and cording them.  I I wax all the drawers and sliders to make them slide easier.