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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stepback Cupboard

     I made this stepback this week - the bottom is a old wash stand. I went with a new color in a light peach.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Old Shutters turned into Cabinets and Clothes Hampers

     I had these old wooden shutters down in my fathers barn and thought I'd do something with them - so I made three cabinets and two clothes hampers.  
     The cabinets have shelves in them and the hampers have false bottoms in them for air circulation.
 These are the clothes hampers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fly Fishin'

     I call this new piece "fly fishin" - a lady asked me to carve a frog for her garden.  I carved it from a cedar block of wood - for the bottom foot I used a piece off a set of fireplace tongs. 
Here's my nephew enjoying time with the frog.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Shadow Box Sail Boat made with lobster claw

     I just did these "shadow boxes" up - I used lobster claws for the sails.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I'm house-cleaning - Box Lots for Sale

     I've come to the point where I am running out of room - so I'm house-clearing my attic, bus and the barn.  I'm putting things into "box lots" for sale for $20/box.  These are things that have been around too long and now have to go - stuff I don't use in my folk art or reproduction furniture.   

Pigs Can Fly!

     Here's my latest piece - "pigs can fly".   The propeller sure spins when they're in the wind!
    The pigs are made from wood.   The legs are made from old bed spindles legs. 
     I have a bushing (a type of bearing) in the propeller to cut down wear - it makes then spin faster.