Stockade is a family owned business that has been supplying creative people with top quality products for over 40 years. With over 5000 items to choose from, Stockade is Canada's leading supplier of products for woodworking, crafting and decorative painting. Whether you are making one item or many, Stockade prides itself on having the necessary stock on hand for your immediate needs.
Stockade Wood & Craft Supply began with the creation of a wooden toy car. In 1974 Ross and Colleen were living in Salmon Arm, BC where Ross was teaching at the local high school. When their first nephew was born, Ross built a small wooden toy car as a baby gift.
It was around the birth of their first child that they created a toy manufacturing company, producing a selection of wooden toys, games and piggybanks. These were sold at craft fairs and gift shops across Canada.
After the birth of their second child, Ross left teaching and devoted all of his time to toy production from the family home that had a detached workshop. In this location Ross and Colleen began selling toy parts as well as the toys. They employed a few friends and neighbours, printed a small eight page catalogue and operated Stockade out of the same building as the toy workshop. It wasn't long before the demand for the toy parts was as strong as the demand for the toys.
In 1988 the toy manufacturing company was sold and the family moved to Central Canada where they settled in Guelph, Ontario. In Guelph the business grew and people started requesting a variety of other craft and hobby supplies. Stockade quickly became the source for woodworking, decorative painting and craft supplies. Today, with their daughter Sarah and great staff, Ross and Colleen continue to supply Canadians with top quality products.