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We sell many different items, but our claim to fame is  the products that we manufacture in our own shops.

Tophat's operates out of two production wood shops. Our Southern shop is located in Sumterville, Florida.  Our Northern shop is located in Phillips, Maine.

All of our wooden products are completely hand made. You will not find a computer driven tool in either of our shops. Each board is hand selected for it's intended use and then handcrafted into the final product.

We use American components whenever they are available. Currently our pine boards are coming from the State of Maine.

We manufacture wooden camp furniture and accessories out of both of our shops. Such items as our famous folding benches, folding tables, camp trunks, kitchens, officer's field desks, "Nuckolls Pattern" canteens, and our latest, "Church Wood" line, a line of wood products made from Civil War-era wood church pews.

Tophat's is a full line sutlery. We stock both military arms, and accouterments, uniforms, as well as civilian wear for both men and ladies. We do not always have everything, but we probably stock more than you might think.

We also wheel and deal with used equipment. Have something to sell give us a try first. looking for a good deal on used equipment, check with us to see if we have what you are looking for in stock.

If there's an item you're interested in, please stop by the Sutlery at our next event (see Schedule of Events page), or give us a call or drop us an email, to discuss what event we can bring it to for you.

Remember - Tophat proudly has a "We will make it right guarante" All our in shop built wood items will be repaired or replaced if they fail under normal use. We want your business, but your friendship is even more important to us!
Southern Shop - Sumterville, FL
Northern Shop - Phillips, ME
"Nuckolls Pattern" Canteen.  This Canteen is made from white pine, or white cedar, and is left natural with the interior waxed. These are made in our shops not imported! For an additional cost, these canteens may be stained, and have an oil finish applied.
This Field desk is 24" Wide (w/o handles) 20" Tall, and 12" Deep. $275.00 This Desk has been sold , but remains a relative example of our field desk. Prices range from $185.00 - $375.00
2', 3', 4' and 6' Folding Tables. Our tables are of the finest quality. You will not find a better table on Sutlers Row period. All of our tables come pre-finished and ready for use.
Folding Bench - Our benches are approximately 40" wide, and are very comfortable.
"Coffin Top" Trunk
Small chest with tray - accessory box?!
Chest with drawers
Camp Kitchen, this one comes with an upper storage area and one internal shelf. Wired back and double wired doors
Here is another version of our camp kitchens. The upper storage area has been removed, and replaced with an internal drawer. It also comes with an eight plate storage rack. 13" x 20" x 34"
Battenberg lace parasols. We stock many colors and styles Contact us and we will check our inventory for your preferred style and color.
Camp kitchen, Here is another version of one our camp kitchens. This one is a large kitchen, but can be made to any size that you may require. The front folds down for a work surface, and the top is double hinged allowing easy access into the kitchen. This kitchen also has two shelves provided.
Our "Church Wood Series" Old growth lumber at least 200 years old and originally milled during the civil war. Here is your chance to own an "original reproduction" This one is an officers camp chest, complete with decanter and glasses.
Ice Cooler. We have finally found a cooler that transitions well into a wooden box. The lid snaps securely closed keeping your items cold. This one is stenciled, but they are also available "naked".
We can build a wooden box to your specifications. Here we show a few of our standard boxes with various stenciling.
Tophat's regularly stocks used military styled black powder firearms and edged weapons. Our inventory is always changing, check with us to see if we have the weapon that you need.
Our research has shown that Florida had one small operating iron foundry during the war years. Here are our versions, of how their Artillery crates may have looked.
We are a custom wood builder. We can build just about anything that you could use in the field. Here is a random offering of small wooden boxes.
We have built multiple versions of "Crate Desk" . They have been  designed to represent a field modified shipping crate from the period. They are generally left in the raw without any finish, just as crates would have been.
Here we have another Sample of "Crate" construction. This time as a pantry. We use box joints and or square or rose head nails for case construction, and occasionally use small finish nails for detailed attachments.
A sample of some of our crates with commercially available products from the 1860's stenciled on them.
One of our "Split Box" Pantries.
Here we have a "Crate" Field desk interior, with a "Cigar Box Drawer"
We stock military belt buckles.
We build our own wooden canteens.
We stock ladies gloves in a wide array of colors and trim.
We sell original items such as this drum. We have sold this one, but we never know what will be coming the door next!
One of our rounded top accessory boxes.
Another look at our rounded top boxes.
Lanterns that have been built in our shops.
Probably our largest and most fun build. Engine 5 is not for sale, but was built for our use. 100 gallon water tank and a 40 gallon per minute piston pump. If you can find the parts we can build one for you as well......
Partial List of Sample Inventory
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Call Us: 239-450-1121
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