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Colorful handmade Furniture / Woodworking from reclaimed lumber, finished with historical Milk Paint & Linseed Oil/Beeswax.
Colorful handmade Furniture / Woodworking from reclaimed lumber, finished with historical Milk Paint & Linseed Oil/Beeswax.
95 backers pledged $5,458 to help bring this project to life.

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Etsy! ~ Dead Apple Farm on Etsy

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I'm Jay and I have a small woodworking shop/studio at my home in Maine. I make furniture and woodworking projects mostly from reclaimed lumber. I use Milk Paint for color and finish everything with a non-toxic, no-VOC linseed oil / beeswax.

Most everything I make starts with a crayon drawing. There's something about the colorfully clunky lines that makes my inability to draw not seem so displeasing. I just start with what I know and with what is familiar to me and just have at that blank page... or pavement. Sidewalk chalk has also become a new favorite. (For pretty much all the same reasons as crayons.) Though I can't keep what has been drawn on the driveway for any longer than it takes for the next rain cloud to come showering by, it does give me a chance to quickly try out new ideas.

I want my woodworking to have a sort of hand-drawn look. I want the sides of cases and the legs of tables to be playful and colorful and to not take themselves too seriously.

I'm asking for support so that I can bring more of my sketches to life. I'm looking to present my work at shows across the state and have my pieces in small shops in our area. It's your funding that will enable Dead Apple Farm Furniture to become a thriving shop. To thank you for your support, I've come up with a few items I've chosen to make that I think you will enjoy. Please help me spread the word. I'll be blogging about a Blanket / Toy chest I'm building; showing start to finish the way I come about making a piece. I hope you can join me for the next 30 days! Thanks so much, Everyone!

Pictures of Rewards!!

Recipe Box

Reclaimed cedar bottom!

Finished with Non-Toxic No-VOC Milk Paint and Oil Finish.

Child's Desk

Drawers of Child's Desk

Writing Desk with the perfect height for Laptop typing!

Coat Rack w/ Milk Paint & No-VOC Oil
Coat Rack w/ Milk Paint & No-VOC Oil
Reaclaimed Pine & Cedar
Reaclaimed Pine & Cedar

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    4"x 6" Hand-Drawn Dead Apple Farm Furniture sketch Thank You card!

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    4"x 6" Hand-Drawn Dead Apple Farm Furniture sketch Thank You card! PLUS... A Handmade wooden Butter Spreader!

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    Handmade Wooden Recipe Box. Milk Paint and all Natural Finish! Perfect for the hand written recipe cards you've had handed down to you or ones you've started to collect to hand down yourself.

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    Coat Rack. This is a Milk Painted board with a shelf and four wooden pegs on which to hang coats, mittens, baby slings...you know, the what-have-yous. Think Shaker peg rail.

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    The Cutting Board! This board is 9"x18" and is 1 1/4" thick. It's made of Birch and Walnut giving it a warm caramel glow. This is a board for aspiring and serious cooks alike!

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    Wall Shelf with a checkered board curvy top and one drawer. This piece was the start of it all and is a nice fun thing to have for storing the things that help you create YOUR work. (Shipping NOT included)

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    Child's Writing Desk! This is a fun, curious piece that children can really feel is their own. It's sized just for them. Milk Paint and Non-toxic finishes. (Shipping NOT included)

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    Writing Desk ~ Adult sized. It's perfect for a laptop! Its design is based off of a typewriter table. There is one drawer big enough to keep just a few things safe without being a catch-all. (Shipping NOT included)

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    Blanket / Toy Chest. This is a piece that is fun to have... fitting perfectly at the end of a twin sized bed and the right height on which to sit. (Shipping NOT included)

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