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Greenhouse pad with drystack stone steps/walls
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Recently, I was asked to help prepare for a greenhouse that is going to be added to this garden where I have done other stone work and building projects over…

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Drystack Garden Wall
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Revisiting a garden in which I have worked over the years is always rewarding.  Stone steps are gradually welcomed by creeping plants and the fronds of nearby bushes.  Crevices in…

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Collaborative Art Project with lace artist Lenka
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Lenka Suchanek is a self-taught lacemaker and lace designer.  She works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace, bringing them to life in pictures,…

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New Cedar Sculptures
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Colin has been busy making new cedar sculptures for Art Off the Fence, an annual art show on Pender Island July 18 & 19~  All sculptures are made from reclaimed…

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Whiskey Point sign
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This address sign was custom made for some clients on Vancouver Island.  The Whiskey Point sign is made from all reclaimed old growth red cedar that I have salvaged from…

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Fleming Fence Project
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Over the winter this year I built a nice custom fence for my neighbours parents here on Pender Island.  The Fleming fence project consists of a 100 foot long custom…

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Cedar Stool
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This cedar stool was a fun project for a local couple here on Pender custom red cedar stool by thujawoodart Island.  They had approached me wanting a cedar stool to…

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Privacy screen / cedar gates project
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I was lucky to be asked to contribute a privacy screen/ cedar gates to this new bed and breakfast project.  The Salmonberry Inn is located on South Pender Island and…

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Stainless Steel Latches
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Our new stainless steel latches are ready!  I have been working with metalsmith Callum McKay on Pender Island to design and build these new sprung latches for my projects.  These…

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Small redcedar table with recycled glass top
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This was a combined project with my friends Kees Schaddelee and Des Carpenter, owners of the new Victoria business ‘Vittrium‘.  Vittrium make and install countertops made from 80% recycled glass…

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Saaritalo Sign
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Here is another sign that I made for a client on Pender Island.  The word SAARITALO is Finnish, and translates to ‘Island House’.  The clients have lots of native Arbutus…

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Driftwood Sculptures
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This summer I had the opportunity to experiment for the first time with doing some sculptures from the old growth red cedar driftwood I salvage.  I really enjoyed this and…

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Stone Patio and Fire Pit
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This stone patio with stairs and a fire pit was constructed in a flat area that previously hosted an old cabin.  This project is all made from sandstone placed on…

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Bowen Bench
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A bench for Bowen Island- This is a custom commissioned 5′ bench made from salvaged old growth red cedar.  Made with mortise and tenon joinery with hardwood pegs.  I split…

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Tracy’s Gate
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This is a funky gate I made for a friend from hand split salvaged red cedar.  She does amazing stained glass work and is currently working on my Bowen gates…

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