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Colin Hamilton  // Posts published by Colin Hamilton

Bluenose Gates

Bluenose Gates

A hand split cedar pedestrian gate with an arbour as part of a driveway set.  A solid design made of salvaged cedar is given a creative flair with a carved design of a west coast landscape.  The arbour over the top of the gate has the carved address in a piece of unsplit cedar driftwood.

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Bluenose Gates

Bluenose Gates

Hand split, salvaged red cedar gates make for a solid set of driveway gates with a pedestrian gate on the side.  An enlarged carving of the Bluenose schooner adds a creative, local (and national) themed feature for this ocean side property.

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06 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

I am just so grateful for all the excellent and fun projects I regularly get commissioned to design and build.  This is one of the latest projects, an address sign here on Pender Island.  The sign is a little bigger than some others I have done to accommodate the large embossed carving that is based […]

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Cedar Fence

Cedar Fence

This cedar fence is made with salvaged hand split red cedar.  Thick and thin fence boards make for a solid design intended for privacy, and the curved pickets at the top with matching curved detail along the fence add an artistic element.  The posts are mounted on saddles embedded in concrete, keeping the posts off […]

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21 Nov Posted by in Portfolio, Signs | Comments Off on Storm’s End sign

Storm’s End sign

Storm’s End sign

A hand split address sign made from salvaged western red cedar, and hand carved with a tree design that was requested by the clients.  Oiled and stained with a natural oil finish and installed on rocks with rebar.

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06 Nov Posted by in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

Another great project.  This one was made with love for friends on Salt Spring Island.  This is a custom coffee table – 4′ long, by 32″ wide and 16″ tall, with a shelf underneath.  The wood is all salvaged red cedar driftwood except for the 2 pieces I used for the shelf which were cedar […]

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04 Nov Posted by in Furniture, Portfolio, Tables | Comments Off on Jago Coffee Table

Jago Coffee Table

Jago Coffee Table

This small coffee table measures 2′ square and is made with hand split, salvaged red cedar.  Constructed using mortise and tenon joinery and finished with OSMO natural wood finish, this little table is the perfect size to hold books and mugs in a cozy living room.

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04 Nov Posted by in Portfolio, Signs | Comments Off on Rosemarkie Sign

Rosemarkie Sign

Rosemarkie Sign

This address sign features a pre-Celtic design requested by the clients.  It was decided that an embossed carving would be a more appropriate way of creating the various lines and curves of the design, and so when constructing the boards for the sign face, a thicker middle piece was selected to allow for the cutting […]

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25 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Cedar Bench

Cedar Bench

Cedar Bench

This is new hand split cedar bench I made for a client on Salt Spring Island this summer.  It was commissioned to sit in a special garden in memory of a loved one.  I love these projects.  They mean so much to me and the clients.  Its very satisfying to create something that will help […]

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25 Oct Posted by in Furniture, Portfolio, Tables | Comments Off on Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

A coffee table made from salvaged red cedar, hand split and consturcted with mortise and tenon joinery.  This table measures 3 feet long and 1/12 ‘ wide and has an low shelf underneath for books.  The natural curve of the split wood is uniquely accented in the legs, while the natural colour variation is displayed […]

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