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Colin Hamilton

Storm’s End sign

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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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Cowan Coffee Table

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

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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Jago Coffee Table

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

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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Rosemarkie Sign

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

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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Cedar Bench

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

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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Cowan Coffee Table

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

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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Jago Coffee Table

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This was a fun little project for a local couple here on Pender Island.  They needed a small coffee table but also wanted something artistic.  So I used some very unique pieces of red cedar that I found which have amazing colour patterns for the top of the table and fun curved pieces for the…

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The Offering

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 This collaborative art piece called The Offering was done with Lenka Suchanek of White Rock, BC.  Lenka works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace, bringing them to life in pictures, sculptures and wearable art. Specializing in metal lace, she uses fine wires of copper, bronze, steel, and precious metals…

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Cedar Bench

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

This cedar bench was commissioned to commemorate a loved one, hence the name ‘Vin’ was carved into the back rest.  Made from salvaged red cedar from the beaches of the BC coast, and constructed using mortise and tenon joinery, this bench now sits in a lovely garden setting.  The bench is finished with OSMO exterior…

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From the Woods- A collaborative art show

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Colin’s sculptures and furniture were once again shown at Pender’s local winery, Sea Star Vineyards, alongside four other Pender artists.  The June 23-25th show titled ‘From the Woods’ featured paintings by Kim Pollard and Carol Davidson, wood turning by Robert Wilman, and multi-media creations by Bea McDowell, which filled the gallery space provided by the winery…

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