Bayview Escarpment

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Pieces in progress

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fine woodwork

Thanks for taking the time to visit! I love being a furniture maker and I am happiest when I am covered in sawdust working on a project in my shop. I find posting notes and photos here is a great way to keep current clients abreast on the progress of their commission. It also gives me a chance to highlight some of the design elements incorporated in their piece and explain why particular joints and materials are being used.
Hand reaming

English Windsor Chairs

English Windsor chairs – UPDATE I haven’t written a blog in quite some time. I have just been working flat out, but I find this

Christkindl Market Eating Stands

The set of eight wheelchair-accessible Christkindl Market Eating Stands are complete. These stands come with one fixed and two folding eating shelves (each approx 11

Eating stands

Asked to make a set of handicap-accessible eating stands for the Kitchener Christkindl Market, I am finally entering the home stretch. Designed to give people

Ultimate guitar stool

I am developing a guitar stool version of the ever popular and incredibly comfortable Meaford line of stools. This stool is based on the standard

Fireplace mantel

Instead of opting for stone like all their neighbours, this client decided to have a more traditional fireplace mantel but modified to give a cleaner,

Windsor Bench

This beautiful custom Windsor bench has just been completed. Based on the sack back chair with a shield seat, the turnings were simplified and the

Now onto Sack Back Windsor Chairs

Now onto a pair of Sack Back Windsor chairs. Traditional hand made North American Windsor chairs are made from three species of wood: one that

Walnut Table Top

At 60″, this walnut table top it the widest I have made to date. It was fashioned from 6/4 walnut and is 82″ long. It

Shaker-style Fireplace Mantel and Surround

This Shaker-style fireplace mantel and surround is starting to take shape. Made from maple and cabinet grade maple veneer core plywood, it stands about 60″

Continuous handrail

I just finished installing about 220 linear feet of continuous handrail in the Meaford Hall and Cultural Centre, over four pairs of stairs. It is