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Colin Hamilton

Pond Arbour
1024 768 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

This project is one that I have built on my own land beside our swimming pond.  It sits on a deck that we built over a large water cistern where…

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Pearson Memorial Bench
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I was recently commissioned to build a memorial bench for a couple who were heavily involved in the building of our local community hall on Pender Island.   This bench, like…

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

A new sign for the Pender Library evokes an old feel with red cedar pickets and a hand split cedar shake roof.  The wood salvaged from local beaches was hand…

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Swinging Bench
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I have wanted to build a swinging bench for many years,  having always loved the feeling of the gentle movement.  I had even already contemplated many different designs for a…

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

A hand split cedar bench swings from this free standing structure, constructed with mortise and tenon joinery and sheltered with a cedar shake roof.  A few sections of naturally aged…

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

A small deck beside the pond is enhanced by this arbour, which will eventually support a grape vine to create shade and an intimate place for relaxing.  Hand split, reclaimed…

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

This hand split cedar pedestrian gate adds an entrance way to the front of the house, separating the space from the car port.  The copper and rolled iron decorative metal…

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

This bench was commisioned as a memorial bench for a local couple who contributed to the building of the community hall.  Made from locally salvaged red cedar, hand split and…

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Kieran’s fence
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

A solid hand split cedar fence with a simple flowing line running through the middle of the grapestakes.  The top of the boards have also been cut and edged with…

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Kieran’s fence
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

A solid hand split cedar fence with a simple flowing line running through the middle of the grapestakes.  The top of the boards have also been cut and edged with…

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

Here is a small enclosure for an herb garden, accessible from the existing deck of the house.  All the wood is salvaged cedar split by hand, with posts set on…

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

A simple slab of reclaimed red cedar is inscripted with Chinese characters for a bed and breakfast.  The translation is a play on the word, “heirloom”, for the heritage building,…

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

This gong from Asia hangs from naturally curved red cedar, which was salvaged from west coast beaches and hand split.  The gong stand is assembled with mortise and tenon joinery,…

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

A dining table made from salvaged red cedar, hand split and assembled with mortise and tenon joinery.

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

A dining table made from salvaged red cedar, hand split and assembled with mortise and tenon joinery, featuring live edge highlights. mortise and tenon details

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