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

COME COB WITH US! BUILDING A NEW WOODWORKING SHOP FOR THUJA WOOD ART  Come and build a cob workshop with us!  This summer we are offering an opportunity for learning about building with cobwhile constructing a woodworking shop on Pender Island.  Built onto a stone foundation, we will move through the process of mixing cob and building load-bearing walls.  Besides covering the basics of cobbing, we will include the finer details of working around door…

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Cedar rail fence with double gates
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

This view shows the path down to the beach lined with a split rail snake fence on the rocks and double gates at the bottom, just steps from the ocean…

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Birdhouse 3
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

Here is another fun birdhouse made from scraps of bigger furniture and fencing projects!

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

Here is the matching pedestrian gate off to the right of the main driveway gates nestled in between the large old stone columns.

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

This is a simple design that works the best with heavy gates, a sprung latch which you push down on to pull the bar out of the catch.  Custom made by George Hudson on Pender Island, BC.

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All hand split cedar picket fence
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

another view from the road side of this all hand split red cedar picket style fence.

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Hand split cedar fencing with gate and arbour
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

This picture shows the main entry gate with funky arbour from driftwood, and fencing made all from hand split red cedar.

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Hand split cedar picket fence
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

This fence is made entirely from hand split red cedar salvaged from local beach.  Notice the posts are on saddles keeping them up off the ground so they dont rot.

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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 I designed the style and patterns that would allow the metalwork and woodwork to flow together.  The metal allows me…

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

An Arts & Crafts inspired 6 foot bench of hand-split red cedar. All mortise and tenon construction. An Arts & Crafts inspired 6 foot bench of hand-split red cedar. All mortise and tenon construction.

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

This driveway gate latch was made locally here on Pender Island by George Hudson of Hudson Weldform who I collaborated with on these gates.

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

This is an automatic gate closer purchased from Lee Valley that seems to work well.

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Vasilev Forged Gate Hinge
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

This is one of the handforged gate hinges from the vasilev entrance project. Made on Pender Island by local metalworker George Hudson, with whom I collaborated with on the the project.

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

Here I have made a simple handsplit cedar frame in which Wendi has created this lovely wire and beach glass flower.

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

A little handsplit cedar renovation to small building and Shel now has an original art gallery in his back yard.

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