Monday, May 2, 2022 11:37 AM
After a fairly exhaustive search for a basic house number made of wood last year, I almost gave up trying. I wanted something very clean and simple for next to our front door that would suit the style of our house – just black numbers against a cream-coloured backdrop with a black frame around it. You think that would be easy to find, alas, it was not! Then one day, Bark Woodshop, a newish business based here in PEC posted an image of THE cutest lemonade stand that Mike had built, with the word “lemonade” in the exact style of letters that I was wanting for our house number. So! I reached out to them to see if they would consider doing this number sign for me, and they agreed. And it was exactly what I wanted and the experience of working with Mike (an incredibly talented artisan) and his wife/partner Susan was just wonderful.
Their primary business is creating absolutely beautiful hand-crafted wood pieces such as charcuterie boards in all shapes and sizes, lazy Susans (an offensive product name when your name is Susan!), cribbage boards, dog bowl stands, tables and other custom work. On many of their pieces, Mike weaves beautifully coloured resins into the process – so each piece is unique and the quality is outstanding. I have purchased a few items from them as they make wonderful gifts (I bought Tim a cribbage board for Christmas this year – it’s something that we actually keep out on display).
More recently – I commissioned Mike to create a few signs for inside our place just for fun and again – it was such a pleasure working with them. OH, and they have three gorgeous and super friendly golden retrievers too that are so fun to visit with (hence the name of their business).
On a side note – Susan recently launched an interesting new marketing business with some of her old colleagues, so if you are in need of some marketing, you can find out more about her and her team @think3creative
Thank you Mike for your beautiful work and to both of you for your wonderful service. I really appreciate all that you did for us. I’m currently dreaming up other projects that I can come to you for!!
Bark Woodshop is located on one of the coolest roads in PEC :) You can find them here:
791 Closson Road in Hillier