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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Coat Hook Racks from old taps

     I had a bucket full of old taps upstairs in my attic - so I made these coat hook racks.  of taps up stairs in my attic. Made coat racks out of them.  You can used them at the back door for coats or in the bathroom for towels, etc.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Islands completed

     I made these kitchen islands which can also be used as store counters. They are both the same size ..37"high x 28" deep x 75" long.   They are made from mostly pine and include an old pine cabinet on the lower right side.   
     They're both for sale.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Kitchen Islands - pick your own colour!

     I thought I'd post these photo's of the two kitchen islands I'm making today.  Before I start to paint them tomorrow if anyone has a strong interest in them they could pick their own colours.   If not I'll be painting them white in next couple days and will post the finished islands then.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Old Table with Electric Insulators

     I picked up this neat old kitchen table last Saturday.  It had a bad top so I cut it down and made a new top - now it's a sofa table.  The thing I like about this old table so much is that someone put old glass insulators on it instead of casters.
Below is a power line using the insulators...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fireplace / TV Stand

     I made this fireplace / T.V. stand for a customer.  He gave me the photo below of the unit he wanted - then I took it from there.  
     I do custom pieces all the time.  If any of you out there would like a custom piece shoot me a photo and I'll see what I can come up with!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sewing, Yarn Basket, etc. from an old pine drawer

     I made this sewing, yarn basket, etc. from an old pine drawer - I used the old "Brace 'n bit" for the handle. 

Route 145 Bar - fun designing a theme!

      Over the last past month I've been helping my best friend and nephew Dwayne Costain with the reno of his new bar, "Route 145", that opened last Friday at the Bloomfield Mall, Bloomfield Corner in Western Prince Edward Island.  
     It's over the top in design - you would know it's very different if I had a hand in it!  Dwayne's brain works something like mine - we had fun using old 1950's truck & car parts along with road signs I made to style-up the bar.  We we made a good time on this project.  
     Be sure to visit Dwayne's Bar - you can also find him on Facebook - look for "Route 145".  Here's some photos before from his Facebook page.
All the best Dwayne!

Friday, March 4, 2016

PEI License Plate Pencil Holders

     Yet another way to use these good old Prince Edward Island license plates - they have wood bottoms.