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Asian Gong Stand Torii Gate
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This client liked another torii gate with large gong that I made a few years ago for an art show (see small photo on right) and so commissioned me to make…

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Old growth cedar dining table
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This custom dining table project turned out fantastic.  The opportunity to build an indoor dining table using hand split cedar is not common, but fits the westcoast look of many…

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Pond Arbour
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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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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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Four Bedside Tables
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Two pairs of bedside tables- each one uniquely made from reclaimed hand split red cedar.  These little tables are all 18″ deep by 28″ tall, with the small ones 12″…

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Ascension Sign
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Ascension sign- Here is a sign I recently carved for a new business, Ascension Room, a space providing Holistic Health and Wellness for community members and visitors on Pender Island, BC.…

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Georgia Wynd Address sign
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  This address sign turned out very nicely with the curves leading into each other from the posts through the cap.  It is made from all reclaimed old growth red…

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K&N Bench
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This hand split cedar bench was designed to be a little more reclining for the relaxing enjoyment of the owners while they look out over the ocean view.  They also…

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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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