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07 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Turner Entrance Project

Turner Entrance Project

Turner Entrance Project

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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14 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Heartwood~ Do What You Love

Heartwood~ Do What You Love

Heartwood~ Do What You Love

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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14 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Handsplit cedar fence extension

Handsplit cedar fence extension

Handsplit cedar fence extension

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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06 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Bluenose Schooner driveway gate project

Bluenose Schooner driveway gate project

Bluenose Schooner driveway gate project

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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06 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Storm’s End Address Sign

Storm’s End Address Sign

Storm’s End Address Sign

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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23 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Groundwork- Building with Cob Documentary

Groundwork- Building with Cob Documentary

Groundwork- Building with Cob Documentary

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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06 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

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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06 Nov Posted by in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

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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25 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Cedar Bench

Cedar Bench

Cedar Bench

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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21 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Jago Coffee Table

Jago Coffee Table

Jago Coffee Table

This was a fun little project for a local couple here on Pender Island.  They needed a small coffee table but also wanted something artistic.  So I used some very unique pieces of red cedar that I found which have amazing colour patterns for the top of the table and fun curved pieces for the […]

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