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07 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Whiskey Point sign

Whiskey Point sign

Whiskey Point sign

This address sign was custom made for some clients on Vancouver Island.  The Whiskey Point sign is made from all reclaimed old growth red cedar that I have salvaged from local driftwood, and was constructed using traditional mortise and tenon joinery with hand split cedar wood.   The central area for the address was sanded smooth […]

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04 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Fleming Fence Project

Fleming Fence Project

Fleming Fence Project

Over the winter this year I built a nice custom fence for my neighbours parents here on Pender Island.  The Fleming fence project consists of a 100 foot long custom hand split red cedar fence, with 2 four post arbours and gates in the fence, and a 2 post arbour with a gate as a […]

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28 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Cedar Stool

Cedar Stool

Cedar Stool

This cedar stool was a fun project for a local couple here on Pender Island.  They had approached me wanting a cedar stool to use in the shower and this is what we came up with.  The stool is made from all reclaimed old growth red cedar driftwood that I salvaged from local beaches.  It […]

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24 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Privacy screen / cedar gates project

Privacy screen / cedar gates project

Privacy screen / cedar gates project

I was lucky to be asked to contribute a privacy screen/ cedar gates to this new bed and breakfast project.  The Salmonberry Inn is located on South Pender Island and is a new luxury waterfront B & B.  My part is this project was to design a privacy screen and two cedar gates that fit […]

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31 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Stainless Steel Latches

Stainless Steel Latches

Stainless Steel Latches

Our new stainless steel latches are ready!  I have been working with metalsmith Callum McKay on Pender Island to design and build these new sprung latches for my projects.  These new designs are essentially the same design as the other forged metal latches I have done in the past.  They are a simple sprung latch […]

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09 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Small redcedar table with recycled glass top

Small redcedar table with recycled glass top

Small redcedar table with recycled glass top

This was a combined project with my friends Kees Schaddelee and Des Carpenter, owners of the new Victoria business ‘Vittrium‘.  Vittrium make and install countertops made from 80% recycled glass called Environite.  I traveled for a year in a van driving all the way from BC to Costa Rica and back surfing our way along […]

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03 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Saaritalo Sign

Saaritalo Sign

Saaritalo Sign

Here is another sign that I made for a client on Pender Island.  The word SAARITALO is Finnish, and translates to ‘Island House’.  The clients have lots of native Arbutus trees on the property and wanted to feature some pieces on the sign (these are reddish round pieces around the lettering).  The sign itself is […]

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01 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Driftwood Sculptures

Driftwood Sculptures

Driftwood Sculptures

This summer I had the opportunity to experiment for the first time with doing some sculptures from the old growth red cedar driftwood I salvage.  I really enjoyed this and hope to do much more in the future.  Most of the design flows from the wood itself.  Like in my furniture, I decided that it […]

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27 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Stone Patio and Fire Pit

Stone Patio and Fire Pit

Stone Patio and Fire Pit

This stone patio with stairs and a fire pit was constructed in a flat area that previously hosted an old cabin.  This project is all made from sandstone placed on 2-4 inches of sand over landscaping fabric, spanning approximately 350 square feet. The fire pit is mortared with cement, but the patio is all tightly dry […]

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19 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Bowen Bench

Bowen Bench

Bowen Bench

A bench for Bowen Island- This is a custom commissioned 5′ bench made from salvaged old growth red cedar.  Made with mortise and tenon joinery with hardwood pegs.  I split the cedar by hand to get the shapes and sizes of pieces for the bench, then sanded each piece smooth to the touch so that […]

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