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Bluenose Schooner driveway gate project

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

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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Bowen Driveway Gates

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

These driveway gates are part of a large project involving two other local artists.  Tracy Calvert created the stained glass panels, and Callum McKay made the stainless steel frames for the glass as well as the hardware.  The gates themselves are made with reclaimed red cedar, and constructed using mortise and tenon joinery.

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Bluenose Gates

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

Hand split, salvaged red cedar gates make for a solid set of driveway gates with a pedestrian gate on the side.  An enlarged carving of the Bluenose schooner adds a creative, local (and national) themed feature for this ocean side property.

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Pender Island Handsplit Red Cedar Driveway Gate Project

150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

Thuja Wood Art uses salvaged Red Cedar to build custom driveway gates and entrance. This project was an exciting collaboration with George Hudson, a fantastic local metalsmith.  I designed the woodworking for the gates to allow the handsplit redcedar to be joined with mortise and tenon joinery, then pegged with hardwood.  Then together George and…

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