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Colin Hamilton

Sustainability
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What is reclaimed cedar? In an effort to reduce our environmental impact and support sustainablity, Thuja Wood Art uses all salvaged, reclaimed, or recycled wood mostly from beach driftwood, and occasionally…

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Turner Gate
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A pedestrian gate made from hand split, salvaged red cedar.  This 5 foot gate is part of a longer fence that encloses a covered walkway.  Thin cedar strips are a…

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Hope Bay Gates
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This is a set of driveway gates that are meant mostly for walking traffic, but allows access for delivery vehicles by opening both gates.   Naturally curved cedar adds a beautiful…

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Split Cedar Gate
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This is a simple split cedar ‘Z’ style garden gate, with a curved top and a little circular window cut into it.  Hand split, locally salvaged red cedar.

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Turner Entrance Project
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This winter I was asked to do an entrance gate and fencing project on Salt Spring Island at the same residence where I have built a bench, and dining table…

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Sprung Gate Latch
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Hand forged by Meska Ironworks, this sprung gate latch has a subtle twist and a small curl at the end of the handle.  30″ tall, with handles 5″ apart for…

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

Hand forged by Meska Ironworks, this sprung gate latch has a classic twist and a small spiral in the handle.  30″ tall, with handles 5″ apart for spacing for 2…

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

Hand forged by Meska Ironworks, this sprung gate latch has a classic twist and spiral in the handle.  30″ tall, with handles 5″ apart for spacing for 2 1/2″ wide…

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

A small pedestrian gate with a fence that encloses a covered walkway.  Hand split, reclaimed red cedar.  Thin cedar strips are a continuation of the design from the rest of…

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Turner Fence
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A hand split cedar fence that encloses a covered walkway between two buildings is constructed using salvaged red cedar.  Thinner cedar strips are used to create crossing lines that curve…

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Bowen pedestrian gate
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This is a pedestrian gate that was part of a larger project, involving two other local artists.  Tracy Calvert made the stained glass panel, and Callum McKay made the stainless…

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Heartwood~ Do What You Love
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In the fall I was asked to be apart of a workshop on making a living, while doing what you love, which is art!  The workshop was presented by the…

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Handsplit cedar fence extension
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This little fence extension is part of a much larger fencing project I did a couple of years ago.  The owner decided to add 3 more sections to follow the…

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Bluenose Schooner driveway gate project
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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…

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Storm’s End Address Sign
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If you were visiting Pender Island and eventually found your way to Storm Cresent you would find a short dead end road with a few water front houses at the…

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