My Woodwork

Rebuilding History

Bringing new life and purpose to wild treasures.


From our retired Thetis Island Ferry houseboat, “The Ethel Hunter” to our 100+ yr old steam donkey bbq stand, “The Hungry Bear Stand” ... we put the same passion into our Live Edge Wood Slabs. 

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Front Doors

Carved Bears and Fish Entrance way

Curved Staircase

Inside our recycled ferry houseboat

All custom woodwork


Adding some bent glulam upgrades

'Matching the hatch'

Dragonfly on the steel ramp

A mayfly getting its wings on the side entrance post

Steam Donkey

Repurposing and rebuilding a steam donkey as a restaurant stand/kitchen

I am building this creation to teach the old way of logging with the added attraction of serving food as a "farm to table stand".

Front view

Gears and drums are needed built into serving wall.

Steam Donkey boiler

100 year old boiler opened up and refitted as a 5ft wide bbq grill.

Smokestack waiting installation.

Carved Doors

Double cedar arched door I carved of bear on waterfall catching fish!

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Visualize your project!

Birdseye maple butterfly anyone?

Your only limited by your imagination.

50" x 78" x 3"+ maple slab

Rounding the straight cut ends and creating a carved 'live edge' to resemble live edge on the end cuts all the way around. also the dark seam in middle is a large fill on the underside.


Bookmatched burl kitchen island

Slabs I milled, dried and joined.

Once resurfaced the joined seam will mostly disappear.