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29 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

This winter I had the opportunity to build a very unique fencing project on Pender Island.  A new client had planted a bamboo grove on their forest property but was having issues with the deer eating the young bamboo (which they normally do not eat) so called me to talk about fencing the grove.  We […]

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10 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on FESTOOL

FESTOOL

FESTOOL

This blog is about some of the electric tools that I use (I do most of my work with hand tools).  I discovered the Festool brand from Germany many years ago through Lee Valley, Canada’s largest supplier of Festool products.  Festool is a very good brand with high standards and well designed tools.  They also […]

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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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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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