Carpenter Craig (based in Essex, Ontario) is the business of Craig Forget, a Canadian wood artist creating unique artwork made from old and reclaimed wood.

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Most of the wood he uses in his artwork is from local barns that can be 80 to 200 years old. This fact alone makes each piece from Carpenter Craig one-of-a-kind. It’s such a great way to salvage and re-use this wood so it can be enjoyed in a completely new way, for years to come. He mentioned that the wood that’s more grey has been left to weather outside and the darker brown is wood from inside a barn.

We were completely blown away with his art when we discovered it. There are pieces that have texture and depth like traditional abstract art and other pieces that draw you in because of their geometric elements. Other pieces, (like his cityscapes) have so much detail that you can’t imagine how much time it must have taken to create. Although each piece is unique, they would all add warmth and a modern feel to your home.

We asked Craig why he predicts his work resonates with people so much. Here’s what he had to say and we couldn’t agree more:

“My work is so popular because you do not need to be an art collector to love my work and the fact that I use old reclaimed wood from barns and homes in my area and repurpose it to have a second life, people connect with this”.

What’s your personal favourite product right now?

I love the geometric tree art because it very unique to me and it’s nature inspired which resonates with what I am about.

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