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Komorabi Sign
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‘Komorabi’ is an untranslatable Japanese word, which eloquently captures the effect of sunlight streaming through the leaves of the trees.  A client from the north eastern corner of the USA commissioned me to make an address sign with the Japanese characters for ‘Komorebi’ along with their address.  They sent me pictures of the property for…

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Rain Falling On Water Sculpture
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The idea for this sculpture came from signs I regularly make for clients.  The frame was actually made for another project (a sign for the library) but turned out I wanted it to be longer than originally designed, so I was left with a wonderfully blank frame after making another for the library.   It was…

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Come To The Woods
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I love making benches, they bring people so much joy to sit and relax on…  I like that every bench I make turns out different because when I hand split the red cedar, you’ll never get two peices that split the same.   With this bench I was happy to have found a nice wide slab…

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Cedar Picnic Table
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I’ve always wanted to make a picnic bench (really for myself, but thought it could be fun made from split cedar) and my friends Margot and David finally offered me the chance.  They needed to replace the one they had on their deck and asked me if I would like to come up with something. …

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Cedar Arbour and Fence
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This project is an addition to an existing project just down the street from me (see the past blog about the neighbours that have the continuous fence and matching gates!).  This little section of fence and walkthrough arbour are on the other side of the house from the driveway gates and will open up the…

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Stained Glass Gate Project
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This project took me back to Bowen Island to install some fantasical driveway gates.  I spent many summers on Bowen Island as a child (my parents ran a summer camp at the time) and it was great to get over there again.   For this project the client wanted to create a fun and bright entrance…

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Magic Lake Property Project
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This was a very large project including 4oo’ of custom handsplit cedar fencing with 3 sets of driveway gates (technically its 3 separate properties), 2 pedestrian gates, and a set of double saloon style gates.   It is on a high bank waterfront property at the end of a road in Magic Lakes on Pender Island. …

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Quadra Gates
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Quadra Island is a beautiful place.  I go there often to visit friends and salvage driftwood on the beaches that are piled with logs (which all come from the logging industry in BC, and have somehow escaped log booms during transport).  I was excited to be asked by some California clients who own a house…

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Conservancy Sign
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The Pender Island Conservancy asked me to make them a business sign for their new storefront and educational space recently opened at Hope Bay, here on Pender Island.   They also had a new logo design with the Kingfisher which I really liked and we were able to put this on the sign as well. The…

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New Garden Enclosure
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This fun little project was for some amazing friends of mine, guitarist Adam Dobres and his wife, artist Elspeth McLean.  They wanted to enclose a small space in the yard to grow a garden and create an outdoor room to hang out.   They decided to use the end of the deck as the start of…

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