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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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17 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Tracy’s Gate

Tracy’s Gate

Tracy’s Gate

This is a funky gate I made for a friend from hand split salvaged red cedar.  She does amazing stained glass work and is currently working on my Bowen gates project that should be completed this summer sometime.  This pedestrian gate is made with all mortise and tenon joinery.  The backside of the stiles and […]

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17 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Hand split Asian Gong Arbour

Hand split Asian Gong Arbour

Hand split Asian Gong Arbour

I had a fun time making this torii gate and gong stand.   The design of the stand is based on the traditional Japanese torii gate, with a large top beam that curves upward on each end, and a smaller crossbar underneath it.  In Japan, this design is most often seen as an entrance to a […]

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25 Aug Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Six foot Bench

Six foot Bench

Six foot Bench

This is a custom ordered cedar bench I recently made for a client here on Pender Island.  It is 6′ long, and made all from salvaged old growth red cedar driftwood.  I used all mortise and tenon joinery with an exterior glue to help it last outside.  Cedar is so colourful, and you can see […]

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