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, November 11, 2015

New tables styles

I made these tables for my daughter who just moved in to their new place.  
     I can make these tables in any size, any colour.  The legs are cut-out using a band saw. 
 I  have a number of different patterns for legs, see below.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Large Table

     I made this table last week - it measures 36" wide x 84" long.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cabinets from old doors

Alot of times I will start with doors and design around the door, which I've done with these pieces.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Night Stands made from Cedar

     I made these two sets of night lady stands - you can also put coins wallet keys on the curve of her hair.  They are made from cedar logs.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Jaunting Sleigh into a Coffee Table

     I made this sled into a coffee table - I bought it from a fellow who delivered it to my shop on the roof of his car!
     See the tag below noting it was made by J.S.Francis & Sons, Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island.
    I found the following image and story on
Limited Edition, numbered and signed Print of original oil painting by 
Dona Aitken. Title is Bessie's Francis Sleigh, Size is 13 x 10 
The Frances and Sons Sleigh and Wagon Company were located in Fortune Bridge PEI in the early 1900s.
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     Also, I found this information at...
FRANCIS, HARRY S., carnage builder; b. 5 June 1886 in Fortune Bridge, son of John S. Francis and Jane Elizabeth MacKie; m. 11 August 1915 Ethel M. McEwen, and they had six children, Elizabeth, J. Wallace, Hilda, Lome, Bernice, and Edgar Vernon; United; d. 3 June 1948. Francis, a Liberal, was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1943 for l sl Kings. He was defeated in the general election of 1947. ot. Francis was educated at the Fortune Bridge School, resided in the community of Fortune Bridge, and was a partner in the firm of J. S. Francis and Sons, carriage builders. Harry Francis died 3 June 1948. Ethel Francis, the daughter of Wallace McEwen, was born in 1892 and died in 1979. 

References CPG 1947, 1948; PARO: Leard Piles; Bay Fortune United Church Cemetery Transcripts. FRASER, A. A. "JOEY", oil

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


     I made these parrots this week.  They made from local cedar - for the beak I used a lobster claw.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It's Tuna Season!

     I have made these Tunas in the past - thought I'd make a few more.  
     They are made from cedar - for the tails I used a horse shoe and the other one I don't know what it is; the top fin is a large lobster claws and the side fins are oxen shoes.
     There are many bluefin tuna being caught off the north shore of Prince Edward Island these days.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Church pew chair

      I had this back and seat off a old pew but it never head any ends so I got a couple of chairs that were the same and put them together to make this bench.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Garden Work Bench from Cast Iron Sink

      I put this old cast iron sink and drop leaf table together to make this "garden work bench".  You can connect a garden hose to the faucet for cold water to one side.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


     I made these cows this week - making jersey cows for the first time.  I used a dinner fork for the tail and for the body I used a block of 6"×6" cedar post.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stepback cabinets with old stove bases

     I used these old wood stove metal base and legs for the bases of these stepback cabinets.