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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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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 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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08 Mar Posted by in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Four Bedside Tables

Four Bedside Tables

Four Bedside Tables

Two pairs of bedside tables- each one uniquely made from reclaimed hand split red cedar.  These little tables are all 18″ deep by 28″ tall, with the small ones 12″ wide and large ones 30″ wide.  They are meant to go on either side of the bed in both master and guest bedrooms.  The client specifically […]

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