Texas Oil Derrick Reclaimed Wood & Shaped Metal Art

Texas Oil Derrick Reclaimed Wood & Shaped Metal Art

$ 84.00

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A perfect gift for the "roughneck" in your life, this stunning piece of art is the perfect blend of Iconic Metal married to reclaimed pieces of barn wood, resulting in rustic yet elegant artwork. Each piece is an ornamentally carved piece of aluminum affixed to a repurposed piece of barn wood. This Oil Derrick piece celebrates America's History as an Oil producer. Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in the southern portion of Beaumont, Texas. On January 10, 1901, a well at Spindletop struck oil ("came in"). The Spindletop gusher blew for nine days at a rate estimated at 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Gulf Oil and Texaco, now part of Chevron Corporation, were formed to develop production at Spindletop. The frenzy of oil exploration and the economic development it generated in the state became known as the Texas Oil Boom. The United States soon became the world's leading oil producer.

Most pieces come in standard sizes of 16” x 9”. The metal stands away from the wood approximately ½”. Each piece contains hanging hardware, an authenticity sticker, and is personally hand-signed by the artist.

The artist is a native of Greenwood, MS, a town on the east side of the Mississippi delta bordered by the Tallahatchie and Yazoo Rivers. His interest in repurposing came at a young age as he first learned woodworking and metal carving skills from his father who made folk harps.   He started crafting these magnificent creations in his retirement after attending Mississippi State and a corporate career with Fed Ex. He now resides in Hernando, MS.


  • Available in 16x9
  • Reclaimed Wood
  • Includes Hanging Hardware & Authenticity sticker