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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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Birdhouses
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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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