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Colin Hamilton  // Posts published by Colin Hamilton

29 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

This winter I had the opportunity to build a very unique fencing project on Pender Island.  A new client had planted a bamboo grove on their forest property but was having issues with the deer eating the young bamboo (which they normally do not eat) so called me to talk about fencing the grove.  We […]

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29 May Posted by in Portfolio, Signs | Comments Off on Paw Print Sign

Paw Print Sign

Paw Print Sign

A custom address sign for clients who love their animals~ a cat and a dog that are good friends find their way together across the face of this hand split cedar sign.  Reclaimed red cedar, hand split and sealed with a natural cedar finish.

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29 May Posted by in Other cool stuff!, Picture Frames, Portfolio | Comments Off on Four red cedar frames

Four red cedar frames

Four red cedar frames

Local artist Celine Wilde had four red cedar frames made for her collection of enchanting portraits!  Read more to see the other paintings…

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10 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on FESTOOL

FESTOOL

FESTOOL

This blog is about some of the electric tools that I use (I do most of my work with hand tools).  I discovered the Festool brand from Germany many years ago through Lee Valley, Canada’s largest supplier of Festool products.  Festool is a very good brand with high standards and well designed tools.  They also […]

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03 May Posted by in Other cool stuff!, Picture Frames, Portfolio | Comments Off on Fairy King Frame

Fairy King Frame

Fairy King Frame

This painting was done by a neighbour, Celine Wilde, after she saw the Fairy King Throne.  She wanted a frame to go with it, and after that we decided that we needed to buy it from her!  Thanks Celine!

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12 Apr Posted by in Hinges and Latches, Portfolio | Comments Off on Hand Forged Cane Bolt

Hand Forged Cane Bolt

Hand Forged Cane Bolt

This hand forged cane bolt made by Justin Urbantas of Meska Ironworks is for a double pedestrian gate, keeping one gate securely closed unless the extra space is needed for a wheelbarrow or other gardening tools.  The cane bolt is lifted and rested in the metal piece above.

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12 Apr Posted by in Hinges and Latches, Portfolio | Comments Off on Hand Forged Gate Hinges

Hand Forged Gate Hinges

Hand Forged Gate Hinges

    These hand forged gate hinges were made by Justin Urbantas of Meska Ironworks.  A set of four fits the two saloon style pedestrian gates of this project.  

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12 Apr Posted by in Hinges and Latches, Portfolio | Comments Off on Hand Forged Sprung Latch

Hand Forged Sprung Latch

Hand Forged Sprung Latch

This sprung latch was hand forged by Justin Urbantas of Meska Ironworks, following the design of all my custom sprung latches.    

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08 Apr Posted by in Cedar Grapestake Fences, Fences, Portfolio | Comments Off on Bamboo Garden Fence

Bamboo Garden Fence

Bamboo Garden Fence

This fence enclosure is built to hold a future bamboo garden within a west coast forest.  The fence panels are constructed with salvaged red cedar grapestake pickets with 1 inch bamboo in a wide spacing to allow for visual openness between the forest and the bamboo plants.  The back section of the fence is more […]

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08 Apr Posted by in Cedar Grapestake Fences, Fences, Portfolio | Comments Off on Bamboo Garden Fence

Bamboo Garden Fence

Bamboo Garden Fence

This fence enclosure is built to hold a future bamboo garden within a west coast forest.  The fence panels are constructed with salvaged red cedar grapestake pickets with 1 inch bamboo in a wide spacing to allow for visual openness between the forest and the bamboo plants.  The back section of the fence is more […]

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