Against the Grain Outdoors is a small wood business owned and created by Andrew and myself (Shannon). We are not only business partners but life partners as well. We live in the small town of Lanark Ontario with our dog cooper.
We opened Against the Grain in March 2021 and it as took off beyond our imagination. It all started when Andrew stumbled upon a video of someone woodcarving on YouTube. A thought crossed his mind where said to himself maybe I should try that. With work being slower at our usual construction job Andrew decided to pick up his chainsaw and give it a shot. He began to carve his first bear… and well needless to say this is where we ended up.
Andrew is our chainsaw artist and the one that ensures everything is done to a high standard! He is the hands on part of the team! Shannon is the person that answers all your questions, takes care of all social media and schedules projects to get done ! Also the one you are more likely to see at the markets! We work together to ensure your vision is brought to life!
We love a challenge, no carving can be too big! We offer on-site carvings where the carving will be completed on a tree at your location. Or we can customize a carving of your choice to pick up locally.
Customized live edge or dimensional lumber orders to your needs. Mobile bandsaw milling that can mill up to 22" round and 16' long. Our chainsaw mill can mill up to 37" round and unlimited length. Please note prices vary depending on location.
Looking for that perfect addition to your home or outdoor decor? We got you covered! We create anything from personalized signs, charcuterie boards, serving trays, cutting boards and much more all made with our CNC machine!
The Baird trail in Lanark Highlands is .8 km in a circular route, and is one of the most beautiful trails around. Various points are marked with ecological values and one can find the most humungous individual maple and beech trees in the area. Old rail fences indicate farming practices of long ago and the forty year old red pine plantations under a Lanark County Forest Agreement provide a quiet sanctuary from the outside world. A sedge wetland in the middle of the property is halved by a fine boardwalk, affording a good view of typical wetland attributes.
To find this trail, travel west on Wolf Grove Road (County Road16) from Almonte to Middleville and then south on County Road 8. There is a sign marking the park and trail and the property number is 1024. You can also reach the same place by travelling north on highway 511 from Lanark Village to County Road 8, turn east (right) and find 1024. Drive into the parking area and next to it you will find a picnic area and clean washrooms.
The information board in front of the parking lot tells the history of the property and points to the start of the trail. Right after the boardwalk, the trail is not too well marked. Information provided by the mvfn website.
Bee Glo Pure Beeswax Candles are made on-site with local beeswax. Shipped across Canada, wholesale and retail. Visit online at www.beeglo.com for a store near you, or order online (retail only).
Owned by the Clifford Family, cliffLAND is composed of 1250 acres of beautiful wilderness, located high in the hills of the Lanark Highlands in Ontario. This special piece of the Canadian Shield has been protected in perpetuity by a land trust and is accessible to the public for hiking. It is home to Blueberry Mountain, one of the seven wonders of Lanark County, which provides a picturesque view of the Lanark Highlands and the Madawaska Highlands.
Proudly serving beautiful heritage Perth, Ontario and area for over ten years.
We specialize in extensive commercial and residential properties from spring cleanup and grass cutting to fall cleanup and snow clearing. Our certified horticulturist will maintain your flowerbeds regularly to ensure your property is ready to enjoy all summer long!
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Your satisfaction is our priority and we strive to provide a service we are proud of. We start every project by providing a thorough consultation to understand your goals and the needs of the project. We do this to guarantee that the project is completed according to your preferences.