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Turner Gate

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A pedestrian gate made from hand split, salvaged red cedar.  This 5 foot gate is part of a longer fence that encloses a covered walkway.  Thin cedar strips are a continuation of the design in the rest of the fence.

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Turner Entrance Project

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This winter I was asked to do an entrance gate and fencing project on Salt Spring Island at the same residence where I have built a bench, and dining table with chairs in the past.   The property is lovely and on the water. To enclose the inner yard the clients wanted a section of artistic…

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Heartwood~ Do What You Love

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In the fall I was asked to be apart of a workshop on making a living, while doing what you love, which is art!  The workshop was presented by the Heartwood Folk School here on Pender Island, their mission is: to teach practical, joyful, Earth-caring and community-strengthening CLASSES to adults and also younger folks.  Come learn about food…

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Handsplit cedar fence extension

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This little fence extension is part of a much larger fencing project I did a couple of years ago.  The owner decided to add 3 more sections to follow the property line to the neighbours driveway and define a patch of forest in the corner of his property.  The fence is built to match the…

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Bluenose Schooner driveway gate project

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The Bluenose Schooner entrance project includes driveway gates and a pedestrian gate, all made of reclaimed and locally salvaged red cedar driftwood.  The client is a boat captan who lives on Schooner Way, here on Pender Island.  He naturally wanted me to carve the iconic Canadian Bluenose Schooner (as you will see on the dime)…

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Storm’s End Address Sign

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If you were visiting Pender Island and eventually found your way to Storm Cresent you would find a short dead end road with a few water front houses at the end.  One of them is called ‘Storms End’, a witty pun on both the name of the road and the exposure to winters wrath.  I…

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Groundwork- Building with Cob Documentary

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Some time ago, I was asked if I would be willing to talk to a film crew who were making a four part short documentary series on various natural building, with a focus on the home owners and builders and their inspiration for making natural building their choice for construction.  I were quite happy to…

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Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

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I am just so grateful for all the excellent and fun projects I regularly get commissioned to design and build.  This is one of the latest projects, an address sign here on Pender Island.  The sign is a little bigger than some others I have done to accommodate the large embossed carving that is based…

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Cowan Coffee Table

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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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Cedar Bench

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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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