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

Trays

Outdoor

Seasonal

...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

All done!! ...

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From one thing to another……… #staytuned ...

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When you get to pull apart old furniture, it’s amazing what you come across. When I was ripping down old pianos that were made in the turn of the 19th century, I have came across a shocking discovery, that it was actually small pieces of poplar, glued together, and then laminated. This is also true for a century old dining room table that someone left for me. It’s amazing how these cabinet makers put these boards together 100 years ago and they just seem to be ageless. I had fun today building four unique trays. Two were out of this dark table top and the other two were an old pine table that matched the Tobacco Stick perimetered perfectly. #lovewhatidodowhatilove #traycommander ...

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Great morning! Just up and out in the shop with these recycled raised platforms. All of the materials given to me by Ryan from @talsmabuilding and delivered them to me (through our dear wives). He had these leftover pieces from a project or two that he had completed. I’m not calling these “upcycled” or “recycled” but simply calling them “friend-cycled” Many thanks! #shoplocal #traycommander ...

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I have to admit it sure has been a nice couple weeks, not feeling the pressure of being out in my shop for every waking moment, but in all honesty, it was sure nice to be back out here making a custom order as serving boards. The most interesting instructions I had for these trays is that they would had to fit in a carry-on bag as gifts to clients while they travel back home. #traycommander #backinthesaddle #coldweatherwarmshop ...

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We are getting so close! For the “last minute” shoppers looking for that special gift we will be open tomorrow from 10am - 2pm just for you! We still have many unique items available and they may even be discounted to make room for 2024’s new stock. #comeonover ...

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A week away!!! #later ...

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Are you looking for that uniquely special gift for that person that’s hard to buy for? We might have the answer for you! This small batch of “Record Crates” have been made from locally sourced 175 year old Barn Board or reclaimed vegetable crates from Holland Landing. Each and every one of these, (although being the same measurement) are uniquely different. Every one of these pieces of wood could tell a story right down to the Tobacco Sticks which we get from southern Ontario. We don’t have many of these, so let me know if you want me to put one aside and I can do so…….price for these is $40. #10shoppingdaysleft #nopressure ...

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One of the most fun parts of our little side business is supporting other artisans. In this case @4thbedroomcraftworks makes amazing serving trays and lazy Susan’s adorned with great sayings and artwork. Thanks Cindi! #shoplocal ...

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