All furniture is built from fir lumber salvaged from early pioneer-era homes. It consists mainly of baseboards, rails and stiles from fir doors and stair treads. Old finish is removed and then planed to required thickness. In the case of painted surfaces the wood is used as salvaged with crackled finish intact. This wood is anywhere from 70 to 110 years old and is an attractive tightly grained wood and very hard. Designed and built by Wayne, all are one-of-a-kind pieces.
Garden benches and tables are also available.
Hall ChairConstructed of oak, maple and fir salvaged from a 1900's era farm home. Seat lifts and folds to reveal a large storage area for toques, gloves and scarves. Acorn coat hangers and hinges are actual period hardware. The mirror is also salvaged and has wear marks on the silvering due to age and use.
Dimensions: 74" high x 26.5" wide x 21" deep
Blanket & Linen ChestThe top of this chest is maple salvaged from an old chest of drawers. The body is salvaged fir, trimmed with oak. Front and side panel inserts are mahogany salvaged from the frame of an old settee. The lid has a self-supporting hinge and the interior of the chest is lined with fresh pine for hygienic purposes.
Dimensions: 18" high x 32" wide x 15" deep
End Table & Magazine HolderThis is a unique piece of furniture made from a 1920's cast iron school desk. The table top and magazine holder are cast iron furnace grates from an old home heating system. Wood is early 1920's oak, fir and maple.
Dimensions: 24" high x 18" wide x 29" deep
Cabinet and HutchThe wood for this cabinet and hutch was salvaged from an early 1920's farm home two miles west of Dysart. The owner had graciously allowed me to salvage what I wanted. It is constructed from 9" baseboards and the upstairs stair treads from this home. The glass door knobs were given to me by my son and daughter-in-law who were renovating their recently purchased home in Calgary which was built in 1930. Solid fir.
Dimensions: Cabinet is 38" high x 29" wide x 17.5" deep; Hutch is 38" high x 29" wide x 15" deep
Washstand CabinetThe top of the washstand is maple salvaged from a workshop on a vacant farm. It had been used as a workbench and was in fairly bad shape. The underside was in decent shape and was worth saving. The majority of the washstand is maple salvaged from many different sources. Side panel inserts are fir and there is also a small amount of oak. The harp was designed and built of fir. The door latch is period, salvaged from a vacant farmhouse built in 1900. This washstand is completely my design and is not a copy of any existing washstand.
Dimensions: 35" high x 32" wide x 16" deep; Harp is 16" high
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