About M. Jones Creations

Matt JonesM. Jones Creations

Artisan: Matt Jones
Location: Burford, ON

“It started out as a hobby, but my kids convinced me to take it to the next level”

Matt grew up on a small heritage farm in Saint George Ontario, working with his siblings with the livestock and in the family apple orchard. Years later, after moving to Burford Ontario and raising a family of his own, one of the family barns collapsed in the ice storms of 2015. Matt started experimenting with the barn wood, making coat racks and eventually barn board flags for himself and as gifts.

After inquiries from neighbours and some encouragement from his daughters, Matt started M. Jones Creations in November of 2015. He is passionate about reviving old materials in a way that enhances the character, and preserves the history of the wood.


Reclaimed Barn Board Decor

Matt starts with reclaimed barn wood salvaged from across Southern Ontario. The most interesting wood (with the most character) tend to be the pieces most people would throw away or burn.

The first step is removing the hundreds of square nails found in each board. The wood is then scrubbed and sanitized, before being finished into barn board flags, coat racks, furniture and more.

Each piece is hand-painted with proper barn paint, before being sealed with a polyurethane spray. All wall-mounted pieces come ready-to-hang; Matt hand-makes and installs wire hooks on the flags, and sheldon hangers on the larger pieces. The result is a rustic piece of history, perfect for a cottage, backyard, or den.

Do you have a special project in mind? Email M. Jones Creations (matt@mjonescreations.ca) for a custom rustic creation perfect for your home, garden or cottage.

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