Boxes, Makers

Making Sawdust with Wichita Craftsman, Doug McQueary

While on the search for the goods for our very first Eclectic Box, we stopped by The Workroom located in the historic district in Wichita, Kansas.  The Workroom is a custom sewing studio specializing in home decor and is a retail shop featuring products made by Wichita area artists and artisans, unique vintage finds and accessories.

One of the first eclectic pieces we loved was a wooden i-pad/tablet/picture holder made by maker, Doug McQueary.  Here is a quick video at the Workroom.

 

Doug enjoys the hunt for salvaged goods and finds at estate sales, yard sales, and at building tear downs.  “To be able to find something that normally gets thrown away and create something cool with it, is thrilling,” said Doug.

Craftsman Doug McQueary saws salvage barn wood
Doug McQueary creates tablet holder for Eclectic Box subscription

Doug lives/works in a 4000 square foot warehouse turned living space he calls his “warehome” near the historic district in Wichita.  He has a workshop in the space as well as his home–which is continually changing and evolving, he said.

He sells some of his creations at the Workroom and vends at pop-up shops, makers markets and seasonal events.  You can follow him at @beforeshock on instagram.

Sawdust and Creativity. Wooden tablet/frame holders made for Eclectic Box Goods by maker, Doug McQueary
Sawdust and Creativity. Wooden tablet/frame holders made for Eclectic Box Goods by maker, Doug McQueary

 

The salvaged wood he used to create the wooden tablet/frame holder found in our first box was from a barn that was torn down in Kansas.

 

 

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