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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


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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Cartoon Caricature scene progression

Client has an idea for a gift - describes the scene, the important elements in it and provides photos of the 'characters'.   I scratch out a pencil sketch and ask the client to 'please use your imagination' as this is a very rough sketch. A couple of edits and corrections and the client approves the pencil ... Read More


The Great Grape Adventure book for children

The Great Grape Adventure by Darcy Nybo and Illustrated by Gaby Knodel. Come join the adventure as Merl Oh takes you exploring through the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Learn about lake monsters, bats, bees, steam trains, paddle wheelers, and much more as you solve puzzles that will lead you to the home of the mysterious ... Read More


Wood Sign – Custom Wedding Gift

This is a custom wood sign given as a wedding gift. Made of clear Western Red Cedar finished with outdoor durable finishes and adorned with profiles of their beautiful Labrador Retriever 'children'!

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Book for children – Ten Little Stories

This is fresh from the press - a children's book - Ten Little Stories written by Heather Caruso and illustrated by ... me ... Gaby Knodel. These are a series of delightful counting poems that children between 2 and 8 will enjoy! You can find it at an Okanagan Regional Library. Soon, you will find them ... Read More


Wood art signs

Wood art that are wood signs, custom made and given as gifts.  

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