For the past 13 years I have been handcrafting custom unique Live Edge furniture, Bowls, Cutting / Serving boards and Cribbage boards in my shop in Campbell River,
Working with reclaimed and salvaged wood is something I have been passionate about most of my adult life.
It is not about buying a piece wood and buying some legs off of Amazon putting it together and calling it good.
I love being able to find and salvage or reclaim the wood, whether it is from a beach along Discovery Passage or Quadra Island, from a burn pile at an old logging site on Northern Vancouver Island or from our neighbours back yard and turning it into something not only beautiful but functional.
I get the inspiration for my work from the natural beauty of where we live, The West Coast, with the Old Growth Forests, the Ocean, the Mountains, Rivers and the Streams, I like to keep it natural and keep it simple, letting the wood speak for itself and I hope it shows in each piece that I make.
All of the species of wood I work with are indigenous to Vancouver Island and include Arbutus, Big Leaf Maple, Red and Yellow Cedar. Pacific Yew and Douglas Fir ,
I really enjoy milling and resawing the wood that I work with myself, as well as doing most of the metal fabrication and Epoxy work. Steve Shelley