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, May 8, 2017

Benches from former PEI Premier House

    I just got these pair of old benches.  They came from the home of a former Prince Edward Island Premier who served in the late 1890's - early 1900's.  His home was design by well-know Prince Edward Island Architect William C. Harris. .
     The benches were removed from the kitchen many years ago and put into storage.  They measure 55" wide; by 15" deep (at the widest); with a 12" bench; they stand 50" high.  Note the ends that were against the wall weren't painted.
     They are for sale - call if you're interested.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A carving for a friend..."Larry Here"

     I have a real good friend from Calgary for who I decided to surprise him with this custom carving of himself.
    The parachute is made from an old light shade and has the flags of the counties he's visited in his lifetime.  He's a businessman who needs his phone.
     You can see this carving in person at his antique shop called "Ice Boat Rarities and Antiques" in the old Cape Traverse United Church which will open this spring - it's only a few doors down from his other antique shop called "Island Antiques & Uniquities".

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Whale bone vertebrae

     I got these whale bone vertebrae from a fellow who was beach combing on his 4-wheeler about a month ago after a storm.  I heard he had them, so I approached him and bought them from him.
     They were still oily and very smelly - I used a pressure washer and clean them up.  Today, I have them on my shop south roof drying and expect they'll be there all summer.   In the fall, when they are dry enough, I'll work them into my art

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fish art for your Cottage

     I made this wall hanging - it has cottage decor written all over it.  It measures 36"x24" the hook in front of the fish is a tuna hook.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Entertainment Centre

     I made this entertainment center for a costumer of mine.  She gave me a image she found online that she like and this is what we came up with.
Below is the image I started with - I modified it slightly.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Viking Helmet

    Here's my latest piece - a viking helmet!  A friend said he'd model it for me.  I used real horns and made the helmet from an old plastic fishing buoy.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bulldozer Grill Sofa Table

     On a pick three weeks ago and as soon as I saw this bulldozer grill I thought it would make a great sofa table or side board.  Sold it the same day I made it.