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 30, 2016

Old Parlour Set to TV Stand/Sofa Table

     I got this old parlour set last week.  When I got it home I was close to using it for firewood because it was in such bad shape.  But then I got thinking if I cut it up and used various pieces I could make something out of it.  In the end I made a T.V. Stand / Sofa Table from the parts. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Davenport Desk - modified

      I picked up this really need desk last week which I just learned is called a "Davenport Desk".  It has three drawers down one side - a very unusual piece.  The desk seemed really low - it must have had something cut off the bottom so I built a new base for it to make it desk height, then painted it.
What is a Davenport Desk?  From
     A Davenport desk, is a small desk with an inclined lifting desktop attached with hinges to the back of the body.  Lifting the desktop accesses a large compartment with storage space for paper and other writing implements, and smaller spaces in the forms of small drawers and pigeonholes.  The Davenport has drawers on one of its sides, which are sometimes concealed by a panel. This stack of side drawers holds up the back of the desk and most of its weight. The front of the desk stands on thick legs or pillars which are often highly carved, somewhat exaggerated, thick cabriole legs, but these are not essential. 19th century Davenport desks had a variety of different leg designs.  The desk shape is distinctive; its top part resembles an antique school desk while the bottom is like one half of the supports of a pedestal desk turned sideways. The addition of the two legs in front completes the odd effect.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stepback Cupboards

     I just finished these two stepback cupboards and have them still in my shop.
     The white one is old  - I spent the day working on it and put new glass in the top door.  I noticed on the back of a drawer, written in pencil, that it was made in 1904.
     The green stepback started as a side board, then I added the top to turn it into a stepback - it comes apart in two pieces for easy moving.
Both of these are for sale.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Old Carpenters Box on stand

    These two items make a good marriage. The top is an old carpenters box and the bottom is a sewing machine frame.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dry Sink

     This dry sink was picked up by a friend of mine for me - and I would say it's the cabinet of the month.  I spent a whole day on working on it - this would be great to store appliances on the bottom and dishes on top.  It measures 19"D. x45"L. x 36"H.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Old table as Sofa Table

    I bought this old beat-up drop leaf table and cut it up to make a sofa table.  I stripped the top, it had square head nail.  The table measures 14" x 42"L x29"H.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Old Needlework in my Frames

    I recently picked up 4 pieces of needlework.  I re-framed them in my frames.

Check-out my frames.