From humble beginnings...

Our little business simply started out by building a birdhouse for my wife Jeni, and thanks to social media, seven years later we’re still creating unique handcrafted pieces. The backbone of  our creations come from reclaimed lumber which include (but not limited to) barn board and pallet wood. We have also built items from repurposing old furniture such as dining tables, chairs, dressers and even vintage upright pianos! Local “Tobacco Sticks” and rescued snow fence have also worked their way into our items. We have a lot of our old favourites in our product line, but are always ready to try out some brand new ideas.

The Reclaimed Nest

This is the name of our showroom where you can come and peruse our latest items. Occasionally we will open it up for a “Pop-Up Sale”, but if you want to stop on by to have a look, please contact us to arrange a time.

Our Products Include...

Wall Decoration




...and MORE!

Every Piece has a Story

From selecting the right board, to the final brand! Here is a look at Big Papa Hoovs in action.

Our "Brand"
of Approval!

How do you know you are getting an authentic BPH Original? All our pieces receive our "Brand of Approval" before leaving the shop!

Our "Brand"
of Approval!

How do you know you are getting an authentic BPH Original? All our pieces receive our "Brand of Approval" before leaving the shop!

The Latest 5

That’s all folks (in the words of Bugs Bunny). We kind of wondered if this would happen, but all of our customers have cleaned us out of product this week. Except for those of you who are picking up presold items, we will “not” be having an open house tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 15). We can’t express enough, our heartfelt gratitude and thankfulness for all of the amazing people we’ve met over the years. Whether it be at shows, pop-ups, in the Reclaimed Nest or just seeing people on the street in passing, this whole experience has been extremely humbling. Never did we expect by building a tray out of a pallet in our first workshop (a potting shed) did we think it would turn into helping dismantle century old barns, picking up used furniture on the side of the road, deconstructing, classic pianos, and furniture that was given to us for repurposing. We have however, decided to hang up the tools, and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of business. We will be moving to a small town for a fresh start. It may sound silly, but I’m looking forward to making a coffee and going out to wash my own truck and then deciding where we’re going to drive it for an afternoon of exploring. With that we say see you later, but not goodbye. #bigpapahoovsoverandout ...

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Shopping time!! #lastminutefathersdaygift ...

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A few shots of the items that we have for this Saturday, June 15 from 8 AM to 12 noon. #finalday #clearoutsale #lastchance #shuttingdownofficial ...

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Last call!
Everything must go!
Saturday, June 15, 8am - 12 noon!
(if you’re here at 7:30am that’s OK too… Lol)

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Just a few more pics of what you can expect tomorrow morning! Come visit us, say hi and grab some homemade red pepper jelly and vintage tomato relish to take home dear family. Doors open at 8 AM until 12 noon. #square #cash #etransfer ...

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DIY Birdhouse kits! Great for your kids as a summer break activity. Hardware and full instructions……all they need is a phone to watch the video and a hammer to pound in the nails. #handsonlearning ...

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SAVE THE DATE…….Saturday, June 8th, 8am - Noon. #staytunedformore ...

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Although it definitely is winter, I haven’t been hibernating but I merely have shifted my focus in another direction for the next little while. Pat Montgomery (my Mother-in-law) has passionately put her heart and soul into her store @candlelightandmemories for 22 years. She has decided that at the end of June, she will dissolve her unique Main St business, sell her store and retire. Although bittersweet, the next few months will give her time to celebrate her years of dedication with her customers. Please stop by for tea, to shop and to share some memories by signing her book. Don’t forget to purchase a limited edition tote bag while you were there. #retiringsoon #shoplocal #nextchapterbegins #thanksforyoursupport ...

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All done!! ...

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