My Etsy Shop

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

1940's Bed Coat Rack

I found another old bed this time at Value Village (not much value there these days) and though what a great coat rack it would make.  After stripping the caramel 1940's finish off it I discovered a great combination of black walnut, zebra wood, and walnut burl.  I painted the trim black and hunted down some old latches from some old cupboard doors and used them as the hooks.  Can't wait to make another one. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

# 45 Coat Rack

I found some cool old railroad nails at the salvage yard last week and turned them into this coat rack.  With a little internet research I found that the 45 imprinted on the heads of the nails are for the year they were used.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Happy Accident

While taking pictures for my etsy shop I took this picture of an old cresent wrench that I really like.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Reclaimed Headboard Coat Rack

While walking home one night I came across an ugly old caramel colored headboard siting on the side of the street as garbage.  It had some nice details to I thought I would haul it home and make it into a coat rack.  I figured if I strip off the bad finish and it was still ugly I would paint it.  To my surprise it was cheery veneer over a maple core with the border wood being solid cheery. Once I cut it down to size on my table saw I finished  stripping it.  When I was finished was beautiful.  Next I got some old door knobs and put 5/16 ths dowels into them using Gorilla glue on the inside of the knobs to keep the dowel from moving inside the knobs. Once all the holes were drilled for the dowels in the head board i did all my finishing sanding and then applied a coat of danish oil.  It was a welcomed Christmas present to an old friend.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Things for The Men, Money Clips and Cuff Links

I have been toying with the idea of making more man friendly items.  It took me a while to locate a supplier with the right findings to complement my work but I finally found them. Woodbee Design

Friday, October 14, 2011

POPPYTALK Handmade Market

When doing a market it is always good to have a market buddy. As great as it is to talk to people about yourself and your stuff all day it is even nicer to connect with the person beside you. This month I am doing the PoppyTalk with my old friend Tracy Fillion from Dear Pony in Nelson BC Dear Pony
Tracy with her friend Cathy Terepock have converted a 1964 airstream trailer into the sweetest mobile store around.