Every piece of wood tells a story

By David Elliott - bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - John Wright sits at his table saw working on one of his trademark jewelry boxes. Outside of his workshop sits a stack of wood.

"This is cypress from an old house in Biloxi," Wright said as he showed off a beam that came out of a house destroyed by Katrina.

A hobby has turned into a business called "Just John's Creations." Wright sells his hand crafted boxes at the flea market on Menge Avenue on the first Saturday of every month. He looks for vintage wood and timber from historical structures.

"This wood comes from the old pickle factory in Wiggins," Wright said.

The old wood produces a finished product featuring beautiful grain, knots and color.

John is modest about the beauty of his creations.

"I didn't create it, but I'm keeping it alive."

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