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Colin Hamilton  // Posts published by Colin Hamilton

24 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Pearson Memorial Bench

Pearson Memorial Bench

Pearson Memorial Bench

I was recently commissioned to build a memorial bench for a couple who were heavily involved in the building of our local community hall on Pender Island.   This bench, like all of my work, is made from all salvaged and reclaimed red cedar driftwood that I split by hand.  I like to leave sections of the […]

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18 Oct Posted by in Portfolio, Signs | Comments Off on Library Sign

Library Sign

Library Sign

A new sign for the Pender Library evokes an old feel with red cedar pickets and a hand split cedar shake roof.  The wood salvaged from local beaches was hand split and the lettering hand carved and painted with high quality sign paint.

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18 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Swinging Bench

Swinging Bench

Swinging Bench

I have wanted to build a swinging bench for many years,  having always loved the feeling of the gentle movement.  I had even already contemplated many different designs for a bench with a little roof over it. This year I finally got a commission from a client to build a swinging bench and throughly enjoyed […]

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06 Sep Posted by in Benches, Furniture, Garden Structures, Portfolio | Comments Off on Swinging Bench

Swinging Bench

Swinging Bench

A hand split cedar bench swings from this free standing structure, constructed with mortise and tenon joinery and sheltered with a cedar shake roof.  A few sections of naturally aged silver cedar on the back of the bench and the posts are highlighted with the smoothly finished and oiled frame and bench.  A single plane […]

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15 Aug Posted by in Garden Structures, Portfolio | Comments Off on Pondside Arbour

Pondside Arbour

Pondside Arbour

A small deck beside the pond is enhanced by this arbour, which will eventually support a grape vine to create shade and an intimate place for relaxing.  Hand split, reclaimed cedar posts and rails are left rough to show off the natural curves and unique shapes of the wood.    

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15 Aug Posted by in Garden Gates, Gates, Portfolio | Comments Off on Maryland Gate

Maryland Gate

Maryland Gate

This hand split cedar pedestrian gate adds an entrance way to the front of the house, separating the space from the car port.  The copper and rolled iron decorative metal work was inspired by a previous custom gate.

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18 Jun Posted by in Benches, Furniture, Portfolio, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pearson Memorial Bench

Pearson Memorial Bench

Pearson Memorial Bench

This bench was commisioned as a memorial bench for a local couple who contributed to the building of the community hall.  Made from locally salvaged red cedar, hand split and constructed with mortise and tenon joinery.  The engraving was hand drawn and carved, then painted using high quality sign paint.  

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01 Jun Posted by in Cedar Grapestake Fences, Fences, Portfolio | Comments Off on Kieran’s fence

Kieran’s fence

Kieran’s fence

A solid hand split cedar fence with a simple flowing line running through the middle of the grapestakes.  The top of the boards have also been cut and edged with a similar undulating line just below the top most rail.

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01 Jun Posted by in Cedar Grapestake Fences, Fences, Portfolio | Comments Off on Kieran’s fence

Kieran’s fence

Kieran’s fence

A solid hand split cedar fence with a simple flowing line running through the middle of the grapestakes.  The top of the boards have also been cut and edged with a similar undulating line just below the top most rail.

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10 May Posted by in Fences, Garden Gates, Gates, Portfolio | Comments Off on Herb Garden Fence

Herb Garden Fence

Herb Garden Fence

Here is a small enclosure for an herb garden, accessible from the existing deck of the house.  All the wood is salvaged cedar split by hand, with posts set on saddles to protect the wood from moisture.  The pickets are spaced lightly, topped by a curving line under the uppermost rail.  The back side of […]

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