These hand-crafted chairs sell for over $33,000 — from small-town Nova Scotia

Halifax may soon be getting a new IKEA, but an hour away, Jonathan Otter is keeping an age-old tradition alive: the art of handcrafted furniture.

Stunning designs reach far beyond their Earltown, N.S., workshop

Self-taught furniture maker Jonathan Otter and his design Lounge Chair No. 2. (Jonathan Otter)

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Lola Augustine Brown

Freelance writer Lola Augustine Brown moved to Canada in 2004, but was born in England and has lived in the U.S. and Australia. She loves her adopted homeland and is settled in Nova Scotia with her husband, three kids, two dogs and 12 chickens.