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Craig Forget
South West | Wall Hangings by Craig Forget
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South West - Wall Hangings

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South west artwork: Reclaimed wood wall art

I was inspired by the patterns I have seen in Mexico and the south west, so I decided to make my version in an artwork.

There is no stain on this art piece; these are the natural colors of the wood.

There are no faux finishes in the world that can duplicate the colors and textures Mother Nature creates.
There is just something about wood that has been aged for over 80 years that produces the most unique array of colors and textures.

This artwork is constructed from reclaimed local barn wood that is over 80 years old. Each piece is hand selected for its character and natural patina to enhance the beauty of your piece. The darker brown natural woods were those aged within a barn, while grey boards have been weathered outside. Each art piece then has two coats of low VOC water base sealer applied to preserve the beauty of the wood. This artwork measures 60″ x 30″ x 2″. The art pieces may be installed either vertically or horizontally.

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Creation: 2-4 weeks

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Craig Forget
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All my art pieces are made using very old wood from barns and homes taken down in my area.

Hi My name is Craig Forget and I am a reclaimed wood artist

I feel that I am part of the large art movement that has been growing in the Detroit and Windsor area, it is great to be part of this movement. It is also great to be able to express myself through art. I am in it for the long haul, I believe in producing the most unique art pieces with the most unique wood that I can find. I always feel that it is the old, reclaimed wood that makes my pieces unique.


I have been influenced by woodworking from a very young age and recently I have found my true passion for building unique artwork and furniture out of reclaimed barn wood. What I love about the materials that I work with is that you never know what types of wood you are going to find in the local barns that range from 80 to 200 years of age. You could say I am like a kid in a candy store.


What makes my artwork and furniture so unique is that I am always on the hunt for unique types of wood that will create an impressive piece. I especially enjoy working with wood that is bursting with character. There are no faux finishes in the world that can duplicate the colors and textures that Mother Nature creates, 95% to 100% of the colors you see on my art pieces have not been stained what you see is the natural color of the wood. When wood is aged for 80 to 100 years, it turns naturally dark in color.
The darker brown natural woods were those aged within a barn, while grey boards have been weathered outside.
When you are buying one of my pieces, you are also buying a piece of Pioneer history, when power tools were almost non-existent.