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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Custom Tables big and small

    I thought I'd ask out there on the Internet if there was anyone looking to have a large table built.  I picked up this old take with the best set of legs I've ever seen. came from old heritage house in Tignish. The table was in very bad I salvaged the legs and can make a table as small as 3' or as large as 16'.  
     Last week I make this 6'table for a client.  The stained to table was for a client who have me the legs.

Plant Stand from old milk separator

     I got this old milk separator stand last week and made it into a plant stand or night stand...I used an old cat iron frying pan for the middle plate.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pot Belly Night Stand

     I picked up this pot belt stove the other day and decided to put a wood top on it and a wood bottom under the ash pan. This would make a great night or lamp table/stand.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Old Butcher Block

     My nephew and I were out picking the other day and got this old work bench.  I cleaned it up and putwheels on it. The wheels come from an old horse treadmill  like the image below.

Old Nail Bin

    I got this old mail bin. ..I squared of the sides then matched the original paint.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jam Cupboard from very old shutters

     I got these old shutters years ago and decided to make a jam cupboard from them.  The other side of the shutter was louvered - they seem to have folded into a side panel in a house...possibly 1840's.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Church pew into a stand

     My brother gave me this pew.  The bench part was in bad shape so I used the ends to make this piece.  This could be a used plant stand, night stand or a book shelf.

Pie Safe

       I picked up this old medicine cabinet and turn it into a pie safe.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Island Uniquities & Antiques, Cape Traverse

     I made this gable window for this old building that's now an antique shop called "Island Uniquities & Antiques in Cape Traverse - it open this summer and will remain open until the end of October.
Along with this new gable window I made the sign.
Below is the window installed - looks great!!!!!
Below is a photo of the building before Larry & Jane Dugdale restored it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stepback with Wine Rack

     This was an old dresser that somebody turned it into a sewing desk - so I added the wine rack and the top shelves and turn it into a stepback cupboard.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Make-up stand from old Dresser

     I had this old off an old dresser and decided to make it into a make-up stand.  I cut it down to size and put a bottom on it - then put six pegs on it to hang things on.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Coffee Table

     My daughter was looking to get a coffee table made - so I told her to go on line to see if she could fine a table she liked.  This is what she sent me, then I took it from there.  I decided to make 2 of them - the green top one is for sale. The other natural topped one is lumber I got from the walls of an old carriage house that was behind the "Inn on the Hill" in Charlottetown, the lumber had square nails. 
    Any body wanting a custom piece can also do the came just need a photo.
 Below: image from Magazine