Tinhouse Woodworking is housed in a restored garage that has been converted into a very funky studio and workshop by Jeff Wells and his wife, June.
Tinhouse Woodworking has a funky showroom, complete with its original blacksmith shop featuring Jeff Wells’ beautiful furniture and the work of local turners, carvers, artists and artisans. One of a kind work from over 40 artists includes benches, harvest tables, side tables, charcuterie & cutting boards, stained glass, art, jewellery, pottery, greeting cards and local photography. Best of all, we sell and serve fresh organic, locally roasted espresso, latte, and cappuccino at our new Espresso Bar. Come in and have a brew and browse the beautiful work.
Behind every entrepreneurial venture there is often an interesting story, and this is true for Jeff, as well. While renovating his fixer-up cottage in the area, he realized how much wood was left over from his projects and thought there should be a way to repurpose the wood. So began his quest to create interesting furniture using the leftover construction materials. About five years ago, when his employment in Oshawa ended, he and June decided it was time to move full time into their now renovated home. However, they needed a retail outlet to sell their wares. When the dilapidated shop in Coe Hill became available, they purchased it and converted the building into a showroom and workshop.
Jeff uses local pine, ash, cherry and spruce. Even old hemlock and reclaimed lumber from old buildings find their way into his fascinating and unique furniture designs.
In addition to Jeff’s wood pieces & creations, we host over 40 local artists which means you are sure to find that one-of-a-kind item for yourself or as a gift.
Hand-crafted; jewelry, older estate pieces, painted gourds, pottery work, turned wood bowls, pens, & interesting containers, signs, stained glass, wired art, driftwood art, minerals, wind chimes, bird houses, knitted & sewn items, quilts, Jackson brand soaps lotions & potions, and our famous best selling colourful carved birds by the blind wood carver. Too many items to mention – if you see it and like it, be sure to buy it, it may not be here the next time you come in. I can’t tell you how often this happens.
Introduced in 2016, we are happy to be serving up specialty coffee. The bean itself is 100% Arabica bean from Peru. It is locally roasted in small batches to ensure you receive the freshest best tasting coffee possible.
Tinhouse Woodworking is open from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving weekend, Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Mondays of Long Weekends.