Cedar Carved School Sign

This project was to replace a 30 year old wood sign that could no longer stand on it's own two posts. This sign was to include the logo. Fun project except it took much longer to have the epoxies and stains dry with the cooler than normal weather. It is carved in local Red Cedar. I'm ... Read More


Ski Cabin Sign

Big White is getting another sign made by me to adorn a cozy cabin. This is made on thick clear western red cedar to withstand the temperatures at the hill.

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Carved Cedar Signs for business

My little woodshop was tight for space while working on five signs for a business in Kelowna, The Spotted Spa. The three larger exterior signs are made of cedar and the two smaller interior signs are made of pine. The weather challenged this job with the excess of rain we had! The UV protecting stain  took ... Read More


Cedar Farm Sign in the Okanagan

Gift giving season is here! Here is a 3 foot by 1 1/2 foot cedar farm sign. Very simply made and UV protected for years of good "looks".  Holiday gift signs are on the 'to do' list, better get back to the easel!

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Re & Re aged name sign

If I'm supplying the wood, and once I start carving and it cracks and breaks, no problem - I'll start again! Some signs, bits of wood are supplied by the client and always makes for the need to be EXTRA vigilant! Here is the refinishing of a name sign - it has sentimental value to my ... Read More


On the easel – Ginger the horse acrylic Alla Prima painting

Here is Ginger frolicking in the water, and her progression...   A little more colour...and coffee... And then drying, working, looking, walking away from it....and voila!    

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Live Edge Cedar Wood Family Name Sign

Shhhh....this is a secret post because I'm working on a commission that is being given as a gift. But take a look at the live edge of  this big hunk of clear cedar - nice eh? Oooh. I'll post more photos when this is done.  

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Family Name Carved Wood Sign

  This is a custom carved family name sign that was given as a gift. It is both carved and painted artistically (the rose) and hangs outdoors above the front door.    

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Door Name Plaques

These were carved in Maple for children's rooms. They are finished in bee's wax - doesn't the grain look fantastic?  

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Family Sign

Now that Christmas gifts have been given, I can share what I've been busy with! Here is a Family Name Sign that was fun to create, right down to the Aztec styled graphic I created from scratch! This sign is made in cedar and finished with UV protecting outdoor finish.  

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