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Colin Hamilton  // Posts published by Colin Hamilton

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

Bamboo Garden Fence

Bamboo Garden Fence

The 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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05 Apr Posted by in Garden Gates, Garden Structures, Gates, Portfolio | Comments Off on Bamboo Garden Entrance

Bamboo Garden Entrance

Bamboo Garden Entrance

This entrance way opens into a future bamboo garden in a secluded west coast forest.  The arbour was designed to reflect a traditional Japanese style, with a large 4″ in diameter piece of bamboo sitting just below the top piece.  All wood is salvaged red cedar, and has been hand split to allow for the natural curves […]

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05 Apr Posted by in Garden Gates, Gates, Portfolio | Comments Off on Bamboo Garden Gate

Bamboo Garden Gate

Bamboo Garden Gate

These double pedestrian gates open into a future bamboo grove in a secluded forest.  Made from hand split cedar reclaimed from beaches, and assembled with mortise and tenon joinery.  These gates reflect the pattern of cedar pickets and bamboo that continues throughout the whole fencing project.

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13 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Reclaimed cedar dining set

Reclaimed cedar dining set

Reclaimed cedar dining set

Cedar is an amazing wood, and so versatile.  I have made many things over the years, but never a full indoor dining set.  Usually I make my furniture a little heavier as it is most often used as outdoor furniture.  This dining set was made to be inside, so I tried to keep the scale […]

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01 Mar Posted by in Chairs, Furniture, Portfolio | Comments Off on Red Cedar Chair

Red Cedar Chair

Red Cedar Chair

These four red cedar chairs without arm rests are a part of a dining set which includes a dining table and two more chairs with arm rests, all of which are made from hand split salvaged red cedar and assembled using mortise and tenon joinery.  The seats have a subtle impression, and the chairs are […]

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01 Mar Posted by in Chairs, Furniture, Portfolio | Comments Off on Red Cedar Chair

Red Cedar Chair

Red Cedar Chair

These two chairs with arm rests are a part of a dining set, which includes a table and four more chairs without arm rests.  The chairs are made entirely of salvaged red cedar, hand split and assembled with mortise and tenon joinery.  The seats are shaped with a subtle impression, and the whole chair is […]

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28 Feb Posted by in Furniture, Portfolio, Tables | Comments Off on Dining Set

Dining Set

Dining Set

A dining table and six chairs all made from salvaged red cedar, and assembled with mortise and tenon joinery.

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22 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Maryland Gate Project

Maryland Gate Project

Maryland Gate Project

Inspired by an earlier pedestrian gate that I made, a client commissioned me to build a similar style of gate for her landscaping project in Maryland.  This gate is made from salvaged old growth red cedar driftwood.  It is made with mortise and tenon wood joinery, glued and pegged.  This gate has the added feature […]

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26 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Kierans Fence Project

Kierans Fence Project

Kierans Fence Project

This is a great fencing project on Pender Island.  156′ long, it follows the driveway from near the road down into the yard and along the side of the orchard.  We started by working with the client to come up with something they really liked to meet their needs of privacy, function and art.  Then we dug […]

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09 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Library Sign

Library Sign

Library Sign

This is a great project I was asked to bid on for our local Library which needed a new sign.  They wanted something large to be easily read, but also with a roof and style that fits in with the surrounding nature of the spot.  I designed this sign which is 8′ tall with the […]

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