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Colin Hamilton  // Posts published by Colin Hamilton

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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03 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Herb Garden Fence

Herb Garden Fence

Herb Garden Fence

This little fencing project was designed to create a usable space where it did not exist before on a steep rocky slope.  The client wanted to have a herb garden just off their deck, but with the prolific deer on this island you have to fence everything.  They decided to do some simple stone terracing […]

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31 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Asian Gong Stand Torii Gate

Asian Gong Stand Torii Gate

Asian Gong Stand Torii Gate

This client liked another torii gate with large gong that I made a few years ago for an art show (see small photo on right) and so commissioned me to make a version which could be permanently mounted on the side of his deck across from the entrance to the house.  This piece is made entirely […]

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27 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Old growth cedar dining table

Old growth cedar dining table

Old growth cedar dining table

This custom dining table project turned out fantastic.  The opportunity to build an indoor dining table using hand split cedar is not common, but fits the westcoast look of many homes here.   The table top pieces are from a reclaimed tree on Salt Spring Island which has amazing live edge and insect lines.  I […]

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24 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Pond Arbour

Pond Arbour

Pond Arbour

This project is one that I have built on my own land beside our swimming pond.  It sits on a deck that we built over a large water cistern where we collect our spring water for domestic use as it flows into the pond. The arbour is made from reclaimed and salvaged red cedar driftwood […]

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