Jonesborough business owner handcrafts wooden truck

Paul Morin, small business owner of Jonesborough’s Paul’s Pens Odds and Ends, created a drivable wooden truck. It was first driven on Tuesday, May 31, and was parked in front of Morin’s store, located at 105 1/2 Fox Street in downtown Jonesborough.

The truck took over 2 years to create. Morin had a friend help with wiring and mechanical work, but otherwise did everything himself. The truck body was built from scratch with no instructions or plans, it was entirely free-handed.

Morin plans to bring the truck back to downtown Jonesborough this Friday, June 3 after 5 p.m. for Music on the Square, Jonesborough’s live music series.

“It was a labor of love,” Morin states. “I did it for no other reason than just to see if I could create it.”

Paul’s Pens Odds and Ends contains unique handcrafted pens and household items all created in store by Paul Morin. They are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For more information contact Paul Morin at 423.612.1500 or