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The McAlister Collection is a line of woodcarvings handmade by the McAlister Family.  Our workshop is at our home on a back road in beautiful Canaan NH, USA.

Folk Art in its truest sense - woodcarving is a four going on five generation tradition in our family.

We begin with an idea drawn on paper by a family member (sometimes even the youngest!).  The design is then sawn out of native white pine with a band saw.  Each piece is then carved with a drawknife, carving knife, and or chisel.  The same way Gramp,  E.W. Edmands Jr. did years ago. We paint our carvings with acrylic artist's paints which insure good, permanent, durable color.  Ears, tails, feet, etc. are added last.  Most being made of leather, wood, or wire.  Finally, each carving is signed.  The result is a unique heirloom quality wood sculpture for you and your family to enjoy for generations.

We have been making woodcarvings for 30 years.  Our work is sold at:

The McAlister Collection Gift Shop - Canaan, NH

Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, VT (near Burlington)

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen - Hanover, NH

KindleNook - Lebanon, NH

Long River Studios - Lyme, NH

The Pink Smock - DHMC Lebanon, NH

as well as other fine shops and galleries.


Our woodcarvings have been featured in Home Magazine.  They are in several inns, hotels and many private collections in the US and as far away as Australia, Germany, & Japan.


We can do custom painting.  For example, paint a cat like yours from a photograph, match colors on a rooster to your fabric swatch, or paint a pony like the one you had growing up.


Each of our woodcarvings is handmade.  There will be variations.  If you are not happy,  returns are cheerfully accepted.  Orders are filled as promptly as possible.  Usually within a month or sooner if we have what you want in our shop.


Designs and artwork are the property of The McAlister Collection.  No copying allowed.  Draw your own design and carve it... it's really fun!

Please feel free to contact us with your order via phone, e-mail, or mail.


The McAlister Family

Barbara & Dennis McAlister

Elizabeth,  Andrew , Gregory, & Justin Houghton

James, Jennifer, & Steven McAlister



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