Looking for last minute gifts? Local artisan Mike Kirkland creates home decor

Winnsboro’s Mike Kirkland has been creating projects out of wood since he was 15 years old. After watching his Uncle Joe tinker with wood projects, he decided to try his hand at the craft.

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“I fell in love with watching an old wooden pallet or piece of discarded barn wood become a new piece of art that other people enjoyed as much as I did,” Kirkland said. “The fun starts by figuring out the shapes and sizes to make it come to life.” He also incorporates mason jars, jute cord and tin into many of his projects.

Kirkland says his projects often begin with ‘Can you build me one of these?’ after his wife and daughter show him a picture from the internet or a shopping trip. Those projects vary from picture frames and wall art to fixtures and vintage furniture.

“I give a lot of heart and attention to detail to my work. To me, every grain or knot in the wood that I’m working with tells a story of where it comes from, and I try to build my projects to highlight these parts of the wood.”

Though he dreams of having a store in downtown Winnsboro to expand and display his work and his daughter’s refinished vintage furniture, Kirkland currently works out of a shop behind his house in Winnsboro. He takes orders over the phone and on his personal Facebook page, where he typically posts items for sale. Most of Kirkland’s small items sell for $10 to $20. He sells his larger items for $50 or more.

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