WOOD. DESIGN. NATURE. SUSTAINABILITY.

 
 

I’m a designer, beachcomber and woodworker. I find the hidden beauty hidden in old scrap wood and driftwood. I then repurpose, refine and shape it into something new and modern, without losing the rustic and organic appeal of the original wood.


The combination of wood (especially driftwood), living plants and steel come together to create unique and original pieces that will literally bring life and nature into your home.


Each piece is unique and requires time and patience. 

 
MODERN RUSTIC END TABLE









This end table pulls it all off - rustic, industrial, modern.  

This red cedar plank carries secret stories of its previous life and perilous ocean journey that left it battered but beautiful on the beach on Galiano Island where I found it.  I sanded this piece carefully to the highest grit, maintaining its character, but giving it the silky smooth finish of fine furniture.  

Neptune Metal Works built the steel frame.


MAPLE FLOWER COFFEE TABLE

Shapely legs and a silky smooth finish make this one sexy table.  The wood is eastern Maple and finished with an oil and wax-based eco-stain. 

The flowers and leaves were all collected locally, pressed and put together by the wonderful artist, George Rothenberger of Lupin Thyme. 















WOOD TORCH

Nature did most of the work to create this incredible piece.  I spent hours on a dremel smoothing and shaping, while maintaining it’s original beauty.
Mike Telfold from Neptune Metal Works made the wall bracket with scrap metal.

DIMENSIONS: 27” X 5”










GUITAR HOOK

















FOOTSTOOL













DRIFTWOOD SHELVES









Driftwood from Powell River, BC is sanded, smoothed, finished and complemented by industrial, modern steel brackets custom made by Mike Telfold from Neptune Metal Works




WOOD BUTTONS


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This guitar wall hook contrasts smooth and refined with rough and rustic, making a perfect

hanging place for your favourite instrument.

Simple, sweet, smooth, full of character and best of all - practical. 

Arbutus.  Maple.  Alder. 


These buttons add a real homemade touch to any sweater, shawl or hat. 


Order a set to add to your home knitting projects. 


REFLECTION OF DAYS GONE BY


This mirror is created from a heritage wood window frame from a Vancouver home built in 1910.


The photographs suggest direction, tranquility, stability, structure and age. They have a variety of depths, angles and textures.


The photographs are:

- Handmade cedar shingles, Lasqueti Island, BC

- Long pier, Sechelt Inlet, BC

  1. -Weathervane and drifting clouds, Tofino, BC


Click here for a closer look

DIMENSIONS: 37”x 23”

LIVE-EDGE MAPLE SCONCE


This sconce provides  wonderfully warm mood lighting.  The beautiful live-edge wood makes it an art piece even when the light isn’t on.


This curly maple looks so rippled it’s hard to believe it’s flat.


The efficient LED lights run on AAA batteries, so there’s no need for wires or electrical outlets.


Dimensions: 13”x 7.5”


This terrarium is home to ferns, mosses and other moisture-loving and hardy plants.


The driftwood lid (which can be left off or on) contains a hidden efficient LED light that can be turned on at night to add a lovely effect to your room.  Glass and wood are upcycled materials.  The only thing new (and not living) in this piece is the LED.


A couple of sprays of water each week keeps this mini ecosystem happy and healthy. This is the only maintenance required.

LIVING LIGHT

Brings life to a room, no matter what the ambient light is like.


Read about my work in repurposing old materials in this blog: Wood. Design. Nature. Sustainability.


I am available for commissioned pieces.  If you like anything here, lets talk about creating something similar to your specifications.


Please contact me to explore ideas.

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CEDAR TABLE LAMP


Clean lines.

Smooth finish.

Natural.

Modern.

Industrial.

This table lamp will bring a raw tranquility to any room.


Height: 27”

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CEDAR MANTLE

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With hours of careful sanding and re-shaping, this piece of western red cedar driftwood was transformed into a mantle that brings soft light and warmth to any room. 

BIRCH CANDLE HOLDERS

These are made from birch branches salvaged from autumn wind storms at Trout Lake.



I got very strange looks indeed, when I emerged from the lakeside brush carrying a 7 foot long branch.  I wish I had one of these candles on hand to explain what I was doing.

LIFE IN THE CORNER

Old wine bottles, driftwood and some plants bring life to a boring corner... 


Do you have a dead corner in your house that can use some livening up?

SLICE OF RED CEDAR

This slice of western red cedar seems to have taken on some of the lines and form of the ocean it probably drifted around in for many years before I found it. The tree was over 300 years old (I counted the rings). I'd much rather it standing in a forest breathing, but since it washed up on a beach in Vancouver, I'm happy to have given it some new life as a piece of furniture that honours its character and that of the ocean.

DRIFTWOOD HOOKS

Underneath the splintered shards and peeling bark of this piece of driftwood was a beautiful shape, lovely grain and deep colour.


Flush mount hooks on the back, allow this piece to hold a lot of weight even just mounting it on dry wall.


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WOOD JEWELLERY

Now you can have all of the smooth luxury, natural appeal, beauty and warmth of wood with you all day.

BEAM MATCHING END TABLES

Salvaged Douglas fir, stainless steel and glass make up this matching set of end tables.


These pieces feel modern and clean, with the stability and grounding from the chunky wood.


DRIFTWOOD RIKA SURF ART FRAME


This driftwood frame is custom made for the

surf art of the talented Rika.

This watercolours and ink painting is “Glass Axe”, Tofino, BC.

This table top has the colours of a summer sunset.  It’s made from Douglas fir stair treads from a hundred year old home in Kits.  All the nicks and marks are from 100 years of feel going up and down them, leaving an incredible richness. 


Sanded to an incredibly fine finish.

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RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL COAT HOOK

Chunky industrial steel complement the wood worm art carved into this piece of driftwood.

The wood has been sanded and oiled.

Dimensions: 31”x 4”

100 YEAR OLD STAIRS