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Be weird! Wood art collection - D.W.Graham

Updated on August 24, 2017

Wood Art purchased at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, in late 1990s

This is my response to the Giant Squid challenge to "Be Weird!" - to share a unusual hobby or some such - and this is as weird as I could manage to be! I'm also incorporating the new "Wood" theme - since this is 'wood art!' Is that weird, or what? Come along and see my collection.

We start with the covered wagon and accessories... all created by D.W. Graham out of Oklahoma in the late 1990s and sold at Silver Dollar City. I tried Googling D. W. Graham, Oklahoma, and came up with no information. If you know him, or know of him, please leave a message in the comments - after you click the Squid-like, of course. These are all my own photos, right on my kitchen table! ;-)

Windmill wood art
Windmill wood art

Windmill wood art

This barn and windmill piece was made in 1997. Do you have any pieces made by D.W. Graham? Were they bought at Silver Dollar City, as well, or elsewhere?

Livery and Blacksmith shop wood art
Livery and Blacksmith shop wood art

Livery and Blacksmith shop wood art

Graham carved our "B & N Smith" name in the front of the building. We added the ceramic man... he seemed to fit right in... ;-)

Ready to go for a ride on the stagecoach?

Wagon and Barrel wood art
Wagon and Barrel wood art

Wagon and Barrel wood art

This was a simpler piece, made in 1998, I believe. It has a cute wheelbarrow on the side, as well.

Wood Art Debate

Do you love Wood Art?

Outhouse and Cannon wood art
Outhouse and Cannon wood art

Outhouse and Cannon wood art

A 'one-holer' outhouse - and a cannon... need I say more??? ;-)

This one is dated 1999.

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @tonyleather: Thanks! We've enjoyed having them, for that very reason! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @DeborahDian: Thanks. We've enjoyed having it! ;-)

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love wood art.

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      I love the intricacy and fine detail of these exceptional works of art, and would be happy to feature them as decorative additions to my living room. Great lens!

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Fascinating - I've never seen anything like these before.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Markwell1: Thank you! ;-)

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      Markwell1 5 years ago

      This is a great idea.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you, so much, for visiting and commenting! ;-)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love this form of art, especially because of the wonderful details.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @EbooksFreeWeekl1: Thanks for you comment... much appreciated! ;-)

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      EbooksFreeWeekl1 5 years ago

      Very cool lens! This is a unique collection of wood art for sure.

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      malualhati 5 years ago

      wow! such an interesting wood collection :) my favorite is the livery & blacksmith shop.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @antoniow: Thank you, very much! I appreciate your visit! ;-)

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, well done! Squidlike

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @olmpal: Thanks for the visit! ;-)

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      Great pieces of artwork!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @OliviaQ: Thank you for commenting! ;-)

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      OliviaQ 5 years ago

      nice wood art to be collection.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Melissa Miotke: Thank you very much. Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      These are so beautiful!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thank you. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed my lens! ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love wood art! These miniatures are beautiful.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @ClassyGals: Thanks for stopping by, and leaving your Angel Blessings! ;-)

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I have a neighbor that does wood carving. He's made some beautiful carved statues for his yard. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Angel Blessings**

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Heidi Vincent: It has certainly gotten more attention than I ever expected. Thanks! ;-)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Squidoo Blessed! Very cute hobby, sorta weird I agree. I was raised in Springfield, MO so I know Branson, and the country crafts you can get at Silver Dollar City and in Branson itself.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Interesting!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I have collected a few wooden car model. Wood art is awesome.

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Lovely collection!

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      CCTVwebmaster 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens, love wood art! It is really lovely.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just the kind of things I like to build in my woodshop along with wood toys.

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      Kliedel 5 years ago

      This post is truly perfect! I was amazed bu all those wood creations! Great job!

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I enjoyed looking at the little scenes and I love wood. Beuatiful!

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      These are great pieces you have and a great lens I really enjoyed.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We used to have that wooden wagon. They are great reminders of the past.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Scarlettohairy: They can really spark the imagination... that is for sure! Thanks! ;-)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Nice selection of wood art. I've seen some similar to this and they just beg to be played with.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thank you for this update. Good for you! Thank you for sharing, as well! ;-)

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks for sharing your wood art collection, Dr. Bill. I've been to Branson's Silver Dollar City many times and probably have seen D.W. Graham's work on display there. You'll have to add to this page as you add to your collection! :)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @djroll: My pleasure! Glad you liked it! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @dellgirl: Thanks! Fun stuff! ;-)

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      djroll 5 years ago

      A very enjoyable lens. Thanks for sharing your collection with us.

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Really nice choices you've got on your lens, I'm glad I stopped here. Congratulations on making Popular Pages - Featured Lenses.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Mistl: I agree, thanks! ;-)

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      These wood art pieces are super cute! :)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Craftypicks: This is the whole collection - sits along the top of a couple of book cases... ;-)

      I can see them in the living room from my office... as I sit here! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @DLeighAlexander: Thank you! ;-)

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Great lens, I would have loved to see more.

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      Great collection! You have some special things representative of the Old West Days, an era I am fascinated with. Blessings to you.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @UKGhostwriter: Sorry, they are mine... ;-) I guess they are pretty special! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @getwellsoon: Neat... great endorsement! ;-)

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      These are fantastic ... I want them!

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      getwellsoon 5 years ago

      intarsia is amazing and anyone can do it with a little practice!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @aesta1: Good for you! Thanks for the comment! ;-)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love wood art. We love to get a few in our trips.

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @randomthings lm: Ya' - what is it? That is the question! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Michey LM: Great! That will be neat! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @LiteraryMind: I appreciate your comment! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @ceejaycmarshall: Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @anonymous: Thanks... I think they actually may be! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @artbyrodriguez: Neat, for sure! Thanks! ;-)

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      This is really cool...er, I mean, weird!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I love wood project as well, I'll feature your lens in my wood lens.

      greate resource lens

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This is a very interesting collection. Thanks for sharing.

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      Very neat!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a wonderful wood art collection, and I love the wood theme on your lens.

      I have some wood art pieces, but nothing like yours. They are keepsakes.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I like your wood art. There's a lot of detail in it.

      Congrats on FP!

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