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Colin Hamilton

Raven Memorial Bench
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This is one of many memorial benches I have done this past year.  I really like how much I can work with clients to customize their bench.  This client is…

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Salt Spring Project
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This split cedar project is on Salt Spring Island.  The client wanted to replace a metal wire fence with some nicer and more permanent cedar fencing as well as add…

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Memorial Bench for a Cyclist
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Another opportunity to build a memorial bench that would live in my community came my way when an older friend and cyclist passed on last year.  The community got together…

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Hand Split Cedar Picnic Table
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This picnic table is made entirely from salvaged old growth red cedar.  The design is the same as a standard picnic bench, but I added some curvy lines with the…

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New Sculptures 2021
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I was asked to participate in a group artshow in March 2021 called ‘The Artists Voice’ with Stan Oglov (salvaged metal art with magnets), Nancy Silo (ceramics), and Kathleen Theriault…

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Koru Gates
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These gates were a super fun project for a client in Vancouver.  As always, these gates are made from salvaged red cedar driftwood, hand split, with mortise and tenon joinery…

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Custom Cedar Stool
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This custom red cedar stool was a wedding gift from a mother to her daughter and son-in-law on their happy day. She wanted something functional and useful, but with a…

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Framework For An Outdoor Living Space
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This project is on a beautiful waterfront property on Gabriola Island.  The clients hired an landscape architect to design the yard and spaces, who in turn asked me to build…

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Komorabi Sign
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‘Komorabi’ is an untranslatable Japanese word, which eloquently captures the effect of sunlight streaming through the leaves of the trees.  A client from the north eastern corner of the USA…

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Rain Falling On Water Sculpture
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The idea for this sculpture came from signs I regularly make for clients.  The frame was actually made for another project (a sign for the library) but turned out I…

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Come To The Woods
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I love making benches, they bring people so much joy to sit and relax on…  I like that every bench I make turns out different because when I hand split…

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Cedar Picnic Table
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I’ve always wanted to make a picnic bench (really for myself, but thought it could be fun made from split cedar) and my friends Margot and David finally offered me…

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Cedar Arbour and Fence
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This project is an addition to an existing project just down the street from me (see the past blog about the neighbours that have the continuous fence and matching gates!). …

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Stained Glass Gate Project
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This project took me back to Bowen Island to install some fantasical driveway gates.  I spent many summers on Bowen Island as a child (my parents ran a summer camp…

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Magic Lake Property Project
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This was a very large project including 4oo’ of custom handsplit cedar fencing with 3 sets of driveway gates (technically its 3 separate properties), 2 pedestrian gates, and a set…

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