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Signs for Hawaii
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These are two signs that I recently made for a client in Hawaii.  They are both made from salvaged old growth red cedar that I have hand split.  The address…

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Thuja Wood Art Featured in Aqua Magazine
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Back in the fall, a local Pender writer came by for an interview with Colin for the Spring issue of Aqua Magazine, a Salt Spring Island publication that promotes the…

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Saratoga Beach Custom Bed Project
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This past August I was asked to build a custom hand split cedar bed for a client in Saratoga Beach, on Vancouver Island.  I have made beds before and was…

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Wave Wall Project
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This has been my biggest project this year by far taking over 3 months to complete.  This project is a sea wall designed to entomb an archaeological site discovered during…

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Fairy King’s Throne
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This summer, during a wood collecting excursion, I found a single piece of cedar on the beach that was almost seven feet long and four feet across, but was only…

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Cattail Address Sign
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Another address sign I made recently… This sign borrows the rustic torii gate style to get its main shape.  It is made all from salvaged red cedar driftwood that I…

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California Quail Sign
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This sign project was fun.   I used some nice curvy red cedar for the posts and cap.  The sign is two pieces of cedar bookended to create a dark to…

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Hand Split Cedar Roof Shakes
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Being a splitter of cedar by trade, Colin naturally decided to split all his own shakes for the roof of his new workshop by hand.  Having many piles of cedar…

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The Roof of the Cob Workshop
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As we move into the first week of October, it remains the driest summer on record here on the west coast, parching the gardens, drying up wells, and raising the…

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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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