Once located in an old beer joint on Timpson Creek, the gallery has been redefining itself since opening its doors in 1971. Named after a small community around one of the northern fingers of Lake Burton, Timpson Creek Gallery got its start producing and selling traditional wood pieces, everything from gun racks to kitchen cabinets.
But in the mid-1980s, owner and master-craftsman Dwayne Thompson grew tired of creating pieces made mostly of straight lines and straight boards. Now offering everything from armoires adorned with swimming trout and lighting fixtures made of moose antlers, the gallery maintains a sense of "refined rustic," as Dwayne likes to call it.
While he creates one-of-a-kind rustic furniture, wife Cecile runs a gallery which sells an eclectic mix that compliments Dwayne's creations. Everything from original art and bed linens to jewelry and antiques, and furniture from other accomplished artisans, incorporate good-natured sensibilities with the spirit of rustic style.