I picked this shop because I love the fact that his items are made using recycled wood. Many of his items are dedicated to housing animals such as bats and bees that are beneficial to your garden. Plus, my Grandpa loved working with recycled wood...it has a special place in my heart. Here are my favorite items:
Bat House Size 1, Clear Grade Reclaimed Wood (I would love to have this in my yard!)
Elevated Dog Feeder, 2 Bowl, Butcher Block and Stainless Steel, Medium-Small (This is beautiful! My dog Buddy would love it :-D)
Cedar Garden Arbor, Rustic Stunning Wedding Arch (This is so amazing! I would LOVE to have this in my yard too!)
In the artist's own words...
1. The address of your Etsy shop: www.andrewsreclaimed.etsy.com
2. Description of what you make: Recycled wood home and garden gifts, from the decorative, to the most utilitarian, I a build a growing variety of items for a wide variety of needs.
3. Your favorite creation: My mason bee blocks are my favorite. I feel so good, knowing that the nest blocks I build are helping people to grow more food for themselves.
4. How you learned your craft: Well, that's a long story! It all started with my Papa, of course. I enjoyed learning how he built things for the house. He is a fantastic craftsman with a knack for precision, fixturing, and finishing. The smell of freshly sawn wood always reminds me of home. I learned much of what I know about woodworking from him, then took a different slant, added recycled wood material, and found a passion for what I do. Some of my craft has developed from our need to sustain ourselves.
5. Years you have been creating: Since High School, really. I began with sculpture in a variety of media. The recycled wood hobby began several years ago, but it has only been since November last year that it has began to pick up momentum, when I began advertising my work on Etsy. It's a labor of love, for me. It's something I will always do, I'm sure.
6. What item are you giving away? My Mason Bee Block Size 2. I feel like I will be getting back much more than I give here. May every tunnel be filled to the brim with pollinating potential for one of your readers. May it bring them more food, and to me more joy, knowing I made a difference for someone.
Mason Bee House Size 2
In order to win this amazing prize, you must do the following things.
- Become a follower of this blog (not anonymously)
- Visit Andrew's Reclaimed Etsy shop http://andrewsreclaimed.etsy.com
- Come back here and post which item is your favorite (please post a link) and your email address so that I can contact you if you win