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Birdhouses
150 150 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

Handsplit Red Cedar Birdhouses So what does one do with all the scraps and left over pieces of cedar from bigger projects?  Well I have found many fun things to…

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A Wilde composting toilet outbuilding!
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The Wilde family gets a new outhouse… When my friend Celine approached with the idea of building a funky little structure to house their new composting toilet, I was interested…

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Handsplit cedar bench ships in pieces with easy reassembly
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Handsplit Red Cedar Bench This wonderful bench is six feet long and comfortably seats two or three people.  It is made from all salvaged red cedar driftwood.  There is no…

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Thuja Wood Art nominated for MISTIC award
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What an honour to be nominated for one of these awards!  MISTIC (Mid-Island Science, Technology and Innovation Council) is a business resource group based in Nanaimo, BC,(one of nine region…

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Handsplit red cedar coffee table
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This coffee table was commissioned as a wedding present for a young couple here on the island.  I quickly got to work on it, finding some nice wide slabs of…

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Land conservation signs on Pender Island, BC
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The Pender Island Land Conservancy has asked me to do many signs over the last couple years that would reflect the wonderful lands that have been placed under covenants.  I…

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Live edge table on the Gulf Islands
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New furniture made from reclaimed red cedar Pat is one happy lady these days.  She has a new table from Thujawoodart!  She lives on the Gulf Islands in British Columbia,…

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Handsplit Cedar Driveway Gate Project
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This project was an exciting collaboration with George Hudson, a fantastic local metalsmith.  I designed the woodworking for the gates to allow the handsplit redcedar to be joined with mortise…

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