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Last updated on Oct 19, 2020

Welcome to my shop!
Right now Etsy does not allow two or more items to be shipped together. If you want to order two or more items please contact me first and I will let you know how to proceed and save on your purchase. Thank you!



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Jean-Gilles Francoeur

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Jean-Gilles Francoeur


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About JGFineWoodworking

Sales 561
On Etsy since 2014
Video summary: Video of how I turn a salad bowl

Third Generation French Canadian Craftsman

Born in Casselman, Ontario, Canada, I come from a long line of woodworkers. My grandfather Francoeur was a master woodworker and he had risen to being the foreman in a doors and windows factory in 1930's and 1940's. His personal shop "la boutique" was in our backyard (we were neighbours) and from a young age I was pounding nails and building bird houses and small toys in there. My passion for woodworking was born in that old shop and never faded. My dad was a woodworker but mostly an electrician. Me and my brother were raised to work in the family business but I always regretted my dad was not building houses rather than just wire them!

Self-taught, I have perfected cabinetwork over the last 35 years and have become passionate about woodturning in the last eighteen years. I love to combine different species and work with shapes, textures and colors to highlight the natural beauty of each piece. I like to use simple lines and I favour modern designs. I like to feature the natural beauty of the wood itself, its colours, grain and texture. "Imperfections" such as cracks, bark and knots become important features of some of my decorative pieces.

I was awarded various prizes since 2002 at the Valley Wood turners Competition, one of which being “Best of Show” in 2004. I have contributed to the Government of Canada bank of presents for foreign dignitaries, have appeared on CTV’s Regional Contact, a show featuring local artists, and have exhibited my work in various municipal and commercial galleries in the Ottawa region. Now that I am retired from a career as a high school teacher and a federal government program manager, I plan to pursue my passion of woodturning by getting more training, experimenting with new designs and techniques and participating in more art shows in the region and beyond. I hope you will enjoy my Etsy shop! If you like my work feel free to ask for other samples of production since I have a large inventory of functional (bowls, containers, cutting boards) and decorative (vases, weed pots, decorative boxes, driftwood pieces) pieces.

Shop members

  • Jean-Gilles Francoeur


    Born in Casselman, Ontario, Canada, he comes from a long line of woodworkers. Self-taught, he has perfected cabinetwork over the last 25 years and has become passionate about woodturning in the last eighteen years.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 16, 2021
Welcome to my shop! If you purchase from me you will be assured of attentive and prompt customer service and excellent craftsmanship. Woodworking is my passion and I am delighted to have satisfied buyers in hundreds of homes across the World who cherish my products.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
My goal is for all buyers to be completely satisfied with their purchase. If, for whatever reason, you wish to return the item, you may do so within 14 days of delivery. You will receive full refund for the piece (not including initial shipping) but return shipping charges are at the buyer’s expense. A returned item must be shipped in the original, or equivalent protective packaging. The item must be unused and in original condition. No refunds or exchanges will be granted until the item has been returned.

If an item arrives damaged, you must keep the item and all packaging, take photos of the damaged packaging and the item and communicate with me as soon as possible. If appropriate, I will make an insurance claim and either give you a full refund or replace the item. The damaged item must be returned to me (at my expense) when the claims process is complete. We will work together to see that everything it taken care of to your satisfaction.
I currently accept major credit cards and Etsy gift cards. When payment is received and cleared, your item will be shipped within 1-2 business days.
I offer free shipping for Canada and the US. All my pieces are carefully packaged and will be well protected for delivery to your home. Your package will be shipped to you within one to two business days after payment is received.

Purchasing more than one item? Presently the Etsy App does not allow various items to be packed together. Please contact me before purchase to get an accurate shipping rate for all your items.

International buyers - In most cases international buyers will get various options for shipping directly in the App. This should give you the "real" cost of shipping to your destination. Please check with me if you need clarification.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do take custom order requests. Please contact me for more information.