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, January 20, 2014

Moose Gun

      I've made "goose guns" in the past and thought it's time to make a "moose gun". 
      This moose gun is made from an old antique musket and antique deer antlers (purchased at Auction sale) - I carved up the deer antlers to suite the moose.  
     This item is for sale.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shadow Box: The Hunt Up River

     I'm happy the way this shadow box turned out!  I call it, "The hunt up river".    Its measures 32"w  by 21" by 3" deep.
The dogs tongue is a nail i flatened.
     I used dinner forks for the moose antlers.  Also the hunter's arm is a fork covered with body fill.
The crane is roosting on a real rock .
The tail of the beaver is off  a end of a spoon. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bill's Cat Catching

     This is my latest piece of folk art which i call, "Bill's cat catching". 
     I started with an old steel paddle car which dates back from the 1950's.  The car is 51" long  28" x high 18 x wide.
     Bill's body is made from a old sap bucket.  The rim of his hat is off a pot lid.  His mustache is made of two coat hooks . His goatee is a drawer-pull one end of it. 
     The horns on the hood are made from a dowel and two coat hooks. 
     Bill, the dog and cat bodies are all made of carved from cedar wood.
The dogs tongue is the end of a spoon.  The cats tails are the ends of spoons.
For Sale January 2014.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Coffee Table with metal grate

     This coffee table has an old floor grate set in to the middle of the top.  The table measures 3' x4' .
     I'll be getting back to producing some new folk art this month and will  post those pieces in the coming days.     

Friday, January 3, 2014

Broom Closet

     I got this old door and thought it would suite this cabinet which would make a great broom closet.
     This item is for sale.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hall Cabinet & Bench

     I had these six drawers so I thought they'd be great built in to a Hall Cabinet & Bench for an entry or porch.  See there coat hooks on the back.
     This item is for Sale.

Tower Cabinets /w stained glass window from local church

     I made a different kind of Tower cabinet with this stained glass window which came from the old Elmsdale Nazarene church.   The windows will slid up and down.
     These cabinets are for sale.
     The photo below comes from the old Elmsdale Nazarene Church, photo cf. History of Elmsdale book.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

     I'd like to send out Happy New Years wishes to you all and say thanks for all the support in the past year!  It was very much appreciated!  
     I'm looking forward to 2014 and hope it is a good year for you too!  
Thanks again!
from Kerras and Shirley

Stepback Cupboards

     I picked up these three dressers a couple of weeks ago and made them in to stepbacks.  I got the drawers sliding good on each cabinet.
      These cabinets would be good in a kitchen, dining room, or in the bathroom for towels.