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THE ARTISAN’S GARRETT
WELDING & INNOVATIVE METALWORK
LEATHERWORK & SADDLE REPAIR
FINE ART FRAMING
Welding and Innovative Metalwork
Barry creates beautiful, functional, and innovative metalwork. His skill in engineering and design are shown in these photos of the spiral stairs, railings, coat hooks, toilet paper holder, barn hinges, and garage door handle. He truly is an artisan.
Barry’s beautifully crafted metalwork.
Leatherwork and Saddle Repair
Saddle Repairs include:
Structural repair for broken saddletrees
Leather tooling and patterns to match existing patterns
Replacing worn out sheepskin
Other Leatherwork projects include:
Handbags and Saddlebags
Wallets and Purses
Miniature Toy Saddles
Leather tool, braiding, sewing, structural repairs on saddletrees, and more.
Barry is a builder. It comes easily to him and he loves it.
This house is the first of many things Barry built for us.
Barry’s built our Farmhouse for us.
Barry built not only the exterior of our home but almost everything inside it, including:
Kitchen and bathroom cabinets
Railings: both metal and pole
Baby Change Table
Small TV table
Barry built almost all the wood furniture and cabinets in our home.
The Garrett is in the loft of our Big Red Barn.
Barry designed the ground floor of our barn to be an emergency shelter for our farm animals, and the upper floor to be a workshop for his artisan projects, including his saddle repairs and leather tooling.
Barry built our Big Red Barn, with the Garrett in its loft, to house house his leather craft.
Four more buildings: three cabins and our art studio.
The Fish Hut
These buildings all have a story to tell.
Barry is also good at building for entertainment and fun:
Two toy barns
A crate to hold the blocks he made
A sand table and a fairy garden table
An artist easel (he’s made me lots of those)
A perpetual calendar (I designed and painted the little figures but Barry cut the wood for me)
Sets for the Live Bethlehem Walk that Rimbey’s churches host on the first Sunday of December each year (the wheeled cart was orginally made for the Christian’s School’s play “The Village of Idiots”
Toys, recreation, and sets for a Live Nativity, are other areas Barry has turned his abilities.
Fine Art Framing
Barry is happy to work with you to meet your framing needs, whether you are wanting a rustic barnwood frame, or something more sophisticated, with multiple matting.