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One of a kind, handmade recycled wood silhouette art pieces.
One of a kind, handmade recycled wood silhouette art pieces.
64 backers pledged CA$ 9,000 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Story  

We are two cousins that have grown up surrounded by renovations, woodworking projects and the outdoors. Together we have built many things, from coffee tables to horse stalls, and have always been keen to save the leftover wood. From all of our cuttings, we have create Behind The Woods.

We can see the potential in old and unwanted furniture, including hockey sticks, kitchen cupboards, baseboards, coffee tables, wooden trunks, headboards, etc., the list goes on! We take care to maintain the original aspect of the material we find, including colours and textures, meaning we do not paint any of the background wood used to create our colourful silhouette pieces.

All of the collected wood is cleaned and cut into strips before being assembled under a silhouette design. The silhouettes are created on the computer and cut by us on a laser machine. The wooden pieces are then carefully chosen and laid out to bring life to the silhouette and reflect its theme.

We hand craft the entirety of the pieces ourselves, from collecting the wood, to designing the silhouettes, to building the frames and finally branding our signatures in each piece.

Why we need funding:

We have been developing and perfecting our design over the last 2 years. We have worked out many of the difficulties in making the pieces, and are proud to have received such positive feedback for our craftsmanship. We are now looking for funding to move our workshop out of our parents’ basement and to purchase tools of our own in order to continue and share our passion for woodworking. With the space and tools of our own, we will be able to pursue this passion and creativity, and turn our hobby into a career, saving countless objects from the landfill.

What you will get if you fund us!

By funding our project, you will receive your own unique art piece from Behind the Woods. Look at the REWARDS on the side for more details.

Silhouette Options:

All of the backgrounds are made up of recycled materials  meaning no two silhouettes will be the same. Bellow is a list of our current collection of silhouettes but we would be happy to customize a silhouette just for you!

Please follow this link to our website to see larger images.

Black Silhouette Options:

With recycling in mind, we are using the negatives of the silhouette cut-outs to create a new collection of art pieces, where the wooden images are painted and mounted on rustic barn wood.

Please follow this link to our website to see larger images.

Custom Silhouettes:

We are also offering custom silhouettes. You can send us a photo which we will transform into your very own unique design! Before finalizing the piece, we make sure you are fully satisfied and we are always open to your suggestions or changes for this personal piece. See the lake below for an example of a custom piece.  

Note an additional $20 for custom pieces, ($50 for extra-large).

Examples of custom pieces can include Maps, Islands, Lakes, Bride and Groom, Dogs, Cats, Cars, Cottages, Words, Names, etc.

Custom Silhouettes
Custom Silhouettes

Greeting Cards:

We have created greeting cards from photos of our art pieces. The greeting cards are blank inside and perfect for any occasion. Choose from the list bellow;

1x - $4.00

3x - $10.00

10x - $30.00

50x - $130.00

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Shipping:

We ship to Canada and the United States.

Canada and United States
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Showings:

We also sell our art pieces at Trade Shows in the Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa area. Upcoming shows include:

  •  Art in the Park - Central Park, Glebe, Ottawa, ON - June 11-12, 2016 (10:00 am-5:00 pm)
  •  Art Fest - Kingston - July 1-3, 2016 (10:00am-8:00pm)
  •  Plein Art - Quebec City - August 2-14, 2016
  • One of a Kind - Toronto - November 24 - December 4th 2016

Indoor Show Set up

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Risks and challenges

Over the last two years we have experimented with many different prototypes and designs, and have overcome several obstacles along the way. We are confident in our artwork and are very happy with the final product. We feel a personal attachment to every piece we make and to our customers who support our creativity. We strongly believe in delivering a product that uniquely expresses each silhouette and in creating a positive relationship with our clients. Because of our strong commitment, attention to detail, and the fact that each piece is handmade, one challenge we may face is meeting the deadline. We have taken into consideration this challenge and believe that our experience with past orders, combined with long-term planning, will allow us to overcome any unforeseen obstacles.

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    One Medium (17" by 11") or Long (24" by 8") Black Silhouette mounted on a rustic piece of wood. Ready to be hung on the wall. Pick from the list bellow.

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    One SMALL 12" by 8" by 2" recycled wood silhouette art piece. Choose the silhouette from the SMALL silhouette section.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. One LARGE 24" by 8" by 2" recycled wood silhouette art piece. Choose the silhouette from the LARGE silhouette section.

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