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Schooner Sign
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This custom address sign is the last feature in a larger entrance project on Schooner Road, here on Pender Island.  A couple of years ago I made hand split red…

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Gallery Sign
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I have been volunteering and working with Ptarmigan Arts for over 10 years, on the board of directors, as the volunteer Tech director, doing sound for gigs and even playing…

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Two Memorial Benches
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Over the last year I had the honour of being asked to make 2 memorial benches for David and Isabel Spalding, long time Pender residents who both passed away within…

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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 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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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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Groundwork- Building with Cob Documentary
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Some time ago, I was asked if I would be willing to talk to a film crew who were making a four part short documentary series on various natural building,…

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Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign
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I am just so grateful for all the excellent and fun projects I regularly get commissioned to design and build.  This is one of the latest projects, an address sign…

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Cowan Coffee Table
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Another great project.  This one was made with love for friends on Salt Spring Island.  This is a custom coffee table – 4′ long, by 32″ wide and 16″ tall,…

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Cedar Bench
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This is new hand split cedar bench I made for a client on Salt Spring Island this summer.  It was commissioned to sit in a special garden in memory of…

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Jago Coffee Table
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This was a fun little project for a local couple here on Pender Island.  They needed a small coffee table but also wanted something artistic.  So I used some very…

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The Offering
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 This collaborative art piece called The Offering was done with Lenka Suchanek of White Rock, BC.  Lenka works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace,…

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