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The Workshop’s Cob Walls
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By early August, we were ready to begin adding the cob walls onto the stone foundations for Colin’s workshop that were built during July.  The door bucks were assembled and…

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Cob Workshop- Stone Foundation
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This summer, we have been focusing much of our attention on building a new wood working shop for Colin on our property.  His designs for a load bearing cob shop…

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Pender Car Stop Benches
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I had the great pleasure of being asked this summer to build a series of hand split red cedar benches for some of the most used local car stops on…

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Reclaimed Cedar Benches
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Sit down and relax! Over the last year I have been enjoying making more furniture from the red cedar driftwood that I salvage off the beaches.  (And just in case…

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Cob and Cedar Courtyard
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I know you’re thinking, how do cob and cedar come together to make a courtyard?  This project incorporated three of my favorite things: cedar, drystack stonework, and cob.  This to…

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Stranan Entrance Gates
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After completing the fencing section of the project last year, the Stranan’s asked me to add a hand split red cedar entrance with double gates under a curved arbour this…

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Towler garden project
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Here on Pender Island, BC we have some lovely gardens.  This project was aimed at enhancing a nice garden with a bench (for rest and relaxation), and two rose arbours…

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Rose family covenant sign
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This is another wonderful project done with our local Conservancy, and the Nancy Waxler Morrison Fund.  I have been making covenant signs here on Pender Island for 5 years now…

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Pender style grand stone staircase and ramp
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I recently was invited back to a previous clients place to do some more drystack stonework.  What a fun project it turned out to be.  Transforming the yard into a…

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Stranan Hand Split Cedar Fence Project
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Another great local hand split cedar fencing project came my way this year.   This fence is made entirely from reclaimed and salvaged old growth red cedar.  I started by putting…

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Sandstone indoor stairs and hearth
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I have had the opportunity to do some showcase indoor stonework over the last year.  The first part is a sandstone staircase dropping three steps into a sunken living area. …

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‘Welcome’ address sign
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This Japanese inspired address sign is styled like a Torii Gate (a traditional Japanese entrance to a sacred space) and ‘welcomes’ all to the property with the Japanese characters.  It…

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Schaeffer Bench Project
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Earlier this winter while salvaging old growth red cedar I noticed one piece of wood in particular.  This piece had very unique feature in that the wood was both the…

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Frog Song Forest Covenant Sign Project
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My latest project this winter has been building a sign for a wonderful land conservation covenant on Pender Island,BC.  The Kikuchi’s, a local family here on Pender, have recently purchased…

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Mudie Entrance Project
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A Unique Hand Split Red Cedar Fence and Gates To keep out of trouble this winter, I spent my time building a wonderful entrance and fencing project for the Mudie’s…

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