PROJECTS

Cafe Postal

Cafe Postal in St. Boniface features reclaimed Elm countertop and bulkheads...

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Inn at the Forks

14' x 4' Salvaged Manitoba live edge Oak custom boardroom table. Hand polished finish...

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Thiessen’s Ash Countertop

The Thiessen’s countertop is 72 3/16″ long x 33″ wide island countertop, local Ash with 3′ tall cascading waterfall, finished with food safe oil, natural color.

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NCSC

This table was built for a customer in North Charleston, South Carolina. The top was built from full length salvaged 200+ year old Manitoba Oak with full 14 foot lengths. Natural in colour it will represent the full beauty of Manitoba White Oak! The leg...

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HSC Lottery Home 2012

Charleswood – HSC Lottery Home Bar Countertop details: 68″ x 25″ x 1/3/4″ Dark Walnut wood countertop finished with Linseed Oil with under mount sink. This was a small but fun project to be a part of. The HSC Lottery Home’s always turn out so...

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Ash Staircase, Handrail

Here is a modern custom designed Ash wood staircase, with Ash wood hand railing and glass handrail. The glass was used to showcase the beautiful Ash on the sides. The reclaimed Fir timber posts complemented well with the majority of Ash detail in the house....

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Qualico Family Centre – Fire Patio

The Assiniboine Park Qualico Family Centre has a hidden gem that many visitors don’t know about. Its the Fire Patio. Nestled discretely in the back from all public noise it was built for the most intimate setting! We were excited to be brought on to...

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Sometimes, The Moon

Sometimes, The Moon Locations: We shot most of this at Wood Anchor (woodanchor.com/wood-anchor-furniture), a reclaimed lumber and wood products company, specializing in the design and build of inspiring wood products.   The art scene was shot at an art studio located in Winnipeg’s historic exchange...

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An Instrument of Art

An Instrument of Art Shot with a GoPro Hero 3 this short clip was used during the making of “Sometimes, The Moon”vimeo.com/album/2499606/video/68797792 displaying the raw power and precision of our sawmill.   This was as close as we could possibly get without sacrificing the GoPro as...

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Qualico Family Centre Cafe’

Reclaimed MB Oak flooring, reclaimed Oak railing partition, reclaimed Elm wall cladding. All wood products salvaged from the Assiniboine Park. All wood products finished with OSMO Polyx Hardwax Oil. 2014 © Ray Chan Photo, All Rights Reserved  

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Markhor Exhibit

The Markhor Goats get a new playground! Exhibit design of large boulders with mixed log species reclaimed onsite at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Overall design was to build a natural setting for the Markhor Goats. 2014 © Ray Chan Photo, All Rights Reserved  

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The Push Up Table

We thought this table resembled a person in a push up position with a lot of weight on its back! Built with Fir reclaimed from the old Yellow Warehouse on Main Street this table is a whopping 10 foot long  by 4 foot wide. It...

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Selby Table

This table was actually ordered as a lovely wedding gift. The happy couple receiving this was allowed to be part of our live edge table picking process and wanted a bit of flare in the character as you can see in the photos. Specs: 8...

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Waterfall Coffee Tables

This was a unique coffee table project in which the customer wanted curving live edges that would mimic the curves of their couches. With the coffee table to be nestled in between two curving couches; we split them in two so they could be moved...

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Shadows & Triangles – A Design Build

Shadows & Triangles – A Design Build This is a video short documenting the process of shipping out the Ashdown Rooftop Terrace Furniture. Shot on location from Wood Anchor’s shop while loading up and at the Ashdown Warehouse in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. The only way...

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Rempel’s Elm Waterfall Countertop

Like the majority of our custom live edge projects the Rempel’s came down to the Wood Anchor site to hand pick their slabs form the new kitchen renovation.   Beautiful seven foot slabs were chosen to build out the Rempel’s unique countertop.   We retained...

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Ashdown Warehouse Installation Timelapse

Shadows and Triangles – Ashdown Warehouse Installation Timelapse A short timelaspe for Wood Anchor’s Instagram. instagram.com/woodanchor Video short by: Ray Chan Photo chanphoto.ca

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Salvaged Manitoba Oak Benches

The St. Norbert Farmer’s Market is a fast growing and highly popular food market.   With continued growth, they approached us about building unique benches that were to be placed in various areas around the market for visitors to rest on.   Being a highly home...

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Elm Stump Tables

These two side tables were built with large reclaimed Elm stumps that we’re over 24″ in diameter! The top was hand buffed smooth with a was polish. The added custom leg design was made from steel with a clear coat finish.

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The Flatlander

This table was built for one of our friendly local business’ to be used at one of their trade show booths. Specs: 8 foot x 40 inch reclaimed Ash table featuring a live edge in centre, finished with OSMO Hardwax Polyx Oil, with custom flat...

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The Constantina Bench

This is a 54 inch long reclaimed Fir timber bench with natural grey weathering retains on the sides and OSMO Hardwax Polyx Oil on the top and sides. The legs are custom flat bar steel polished on the outer sides.

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Reclaimed Ash Sofa-Table

This sofa-table was built with dimensions of  7’6″ x 16″ wide x 1.5″ thick x 36″ tall. The top is reclaimed Ash one live edge and constructed from 2 laminations natural in colour finished and with OSMO Hardwax Polyx Oil, with steel leg structure The let system is...

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St. Amant Spirit Cottage Signage

St. Amant has built a cottage retreat as a recreational venue for developmentally disabled children. We were tasked to build the design of their new driveway signage leading up to the cottage as well as interior signage designed for recognition plaques. The driveway design consisted of a...

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ERA Bistro Tables

This was  a special project because of the building that our tables were going into, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Building. The space they reside within is CMHR’s public restaurant ERA Bistro. The tables are all of reclaimed Elm with custom steel legs. Six of...

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Public Entrance Reception Desk

We were commissioned to build transaction tops for the public entrance and group entrance (not shown) reception desks at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights building. The main tops were constructed with solid reclaimed Elm wood with the front section built with 1/4 Elm veneers. All...

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Happy Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween 2014 Happy Halloween from the Wood Anchor crew! Video short by: Ray Chan Photo chanphoto.ca

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Seasons Greetings 2014

Wood Anchor Christmas 2014 Greeting Happy holidays and happy New Years from the Wood Anchor crew! Its been a great 2014 and we’re looking to make 2015 even better!

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A home on Home St.

This beautiful home on Home Street really showcases our work handsomely! We built and installed dark Walnut kitchen countertops in the airy kitchen. Size details Countertop 1 (with main sink) 139″ x 25″ x 1.5″ Countertop 2 (opposite of main sink) 102″ x 25″ x...

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Winnipeg Jets Plaque

We were excited to work on this project with Fast Signs who reached out to us to laser engrave the Jets logo on to a wood plaque. Matching a species to go with the existing decor in the Jets Premium Box Suites was a tad...

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Campeau Table

This is a 5 foot x 4 foot reclaimed Elm dining table. It maybe small but what it lacks in size is made up in character. And there is an abundance of it! This table incorporates outer live edges as well as four on the inside...

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Reclaimed Urban Elm Hearth

This is one great way to display the beauty of our Elm trees that have been removed due to Dutch Elm Disease. This debarked and cut trunk was cut to size and hand-sanded smooth with no finish for a natural feel. Details: 10 feet x 16″...

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Two Rivers Table

PIC Investment Group was looking for a unique boat table for their new boardroom. What we came up with was a design that embody’s a sense of mother nature. We built the table top with the natural edges within the table creating two river like streams...

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Wood Waterfall Table

This beautiful entrance table was as an anniversary gift! Clean and simple with a plethora of Elm character the table was built from one solid piece with the legs flowing from the top piece all the way down the sides that act as the legs....

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Reclaimed Live Edge Ash Dining Table

This beautiful dining table was built from reclaimed Ash displaying its beautiful character! Details: 8′ x 4′ x 1.5″ Live edge Ash table top, custom stained, and finished with OSMO Hardwax Polyx Oil. 4″ wide x 3/8″ thick Brushed stainless steel legs with, steel structural frame....

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Valentines 2015

Happy Valentines We’re really not as sad as our video suggests. Happy Valentines to all the lonley hearts and lovers out there! Video short by: Ray Chan Photo chanphoto.ca

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Frescolio – Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Bar

Frescolio, a EVOO Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Bar concept in Winnipeg approached us to design and build out display shelves and their customer service area. They wanted to to embody the feeling of rustic country side charm throughout the space. Details: All olive oil &...

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Live Edge Salvaged Oak Table

This live edge table displays the beauty in our Manitoba Oak. The customer wanted lots of dramatic features  with the tables natural edges all further defined by Oaks beautiful knots and grain. Details: 8′ x 40″ x 1.5″ reclaimed live edge Oak tabletop, natural colour, finished...

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The Finger Leaf Table

This is no ordinary extension table! We were asked to design an extendable dining table that would be going into a 3 season room at a lakefront cottage in the Whiteshell area. Our design the mimics the look of traditional finger joinery and allows an extension leaf...

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An Elm Entrance Bench

This beautiful Elm cant is simplistic in its function as it is in its art form. The large cant rests on clean finished Elm legs. An elegant contrast of raw versus exposed inner beauty. Details: 7′ x 18″ x 16″ naturally weathered (5 + years)...

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The Arch Fractal Table

This has been our most dynamic table to date pushing our capabilities and creativity in leg design to mesh with the character of our wood table tops. The balance in design was key in bringing this unique table to life. The customer requested to have elements...

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Vera Pizza Patio Re-design

This was a cute little project we were excited to work on for local restaurant Vera Pizza. We were approached to refresh the existing space on a Vera’s existing patio foot print. Small spaces that command breathing room can be difficult but we feel that...

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The Elm Extension Table

This reclaimed Elm extension table is a modification on our popular Modern Trestle Timber Table that we built for a recent customer. It features a customized design with a steel under structure and steel C channels that allow the two separate tops to be moved independently. Pulling...

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U.N. Luggage Façade & Storefront Re-Design
U.N. Luggage Façade & Storefront Re-Design

U.N. Luggage is a local company nestled in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. This area is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. U.N. Luggage contacted us to help with their project and because the building has heritage designation we set our vision to combine the strength of...

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Live Edge Elm Dining Table & Bench

A match made in the furniture heavens? We think so! We’ve been getting a lot of requests for dining tables with a matching bench lately. Benches are great for squeezing in more loved ones at any culinary gatherings! This customer ordered their dining table in this...

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ENGAP 30th ANNIVERSARY DISPLAY

We were approached by Dave Thomas of Ayshkum Engineering (co-designed U of M’s Aboriginal Students Centre) to fabricate and co-design build  a commemorative display for University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Engineering ENGAP program. An important element in the concept was a wood slab which lead Dave...

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Rustic Chic Timber Table

This beautiful chunky three inch thick reclaimed Fir table top matched with these white gloss legs would be at home for any New York loft space! This was custom designed for a local condo owner who loved the beauty of real wood but wanted it to...

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Walnut Dining Table with Brass Legs

We were contacted by a customer who really wanted a specific table with a very specific leg design. We hand built these brass legs in shop starting from a sketch to CAD to welding the laser cut aluminum shapes. Once the legs we’re polished up...

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An Elm Coffee Table + Bench

We’ve always liked how Walnut pairs with Elm. The colours are perfect together! These two pieces were purposefully designed to be a small collection. You will notice how the legs are designed the same and both are flushed to the long edge of long dimension....

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Windrow Table & Imbue Light – IDS 2016

Interior Design Show 2016 The windrow table and imbue light were designed and built to showcase our studios unique and adventurous operation. These pieces of sculptural furniture are inspired by elements found in our Manitoba landscape, by the raw material of nature, and our intimate...

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The Indy Mod Table and Bench

Modern industrial are two words that describe this dining table and matching bench. The tabletop and bench top were built with reclaimed Elm and was treated with a custom stain. As beautiful as natural Elm is, if you’re looking to add some pop in Elm staining it...

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Geometric Built-In

This built-in was a small part of a project that coincided with some modern hand railing and ladders. We played around with some interesting lines through the design process. The result was this geometric abstraction design back panel (all built in reclaimed Ash) meant to draw attention...

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Integrated Ladder Handrail

The other project continuing from the Geometric Built In utilizes the reclaimed Ash for sleek modern hand rails and ladders. The clean squared handrail sits on top clear coated flat bar steel all fastened to the wall with our designed steel rail brackets. Up to the...

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Five more years.

Five More Years Turn on the ??? Up at the crack of dawn for a little dance celebrating 5 more years of recycling Elms with our great city of Winnipeg! ⚓️ ・・・ @mayorbrianbowman @wpgnow @pegtecture @546arch @archiproducts @archdaily @dezeen @designmilk @designboom @moco_loco @idstoronto @idsvancouver @interiordesignmag...

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Oak Dining + Side Table with Akston Leg

This amazing project consisted of 3 unique tables. A dining table, small side dining table (not shown) and and side console table. This was a year long project as we utilized Oak trees from the customer residential lot. In the beginning they only wanted a live edge...

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Salvaged Oak + Steel Built-In Cabinets

This customer approached us to build out some unique shelving that would flank her beautiful fireplace. She wanted the language to carry over from the rest of the space which is a dramatic A-frame style with an abundance of natural light. The built-ins (left is movable...

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Modern Exterior Walnut Door

A great way to add curb appeal and value to your home is a custom door. Our customer had a specific vision when they came to us to build a custom exterior door. They loved the way walnut would and some visual warmth as well as...

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Elm Work Station + Elm/Steel Cash Desk

Danali Clothing in Winnipeg looked to update their space with a unique revision of their cash desk and workstation table for folding and packaging their high end garments and products. This project was a collaboration of design/build with Bruce Shefrin Interior Design who designed the pieces and...

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Elm Table on REARDON BASE

This table was built for a local business needing a boardroom table. Having a boardroom with a smaller footprint required a table  smaller than one would expect in a boardroom setting. At 6′ x 3′ it would be perfect for most dining spaces but often our...

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PAI Timber Fir Table and Benches

Part of Prairie Architecture’s new space was this large staff kitchen and eating area. The firm wanted to have an inviting community table and matching benches for their staff seating area. We chose Douglas Fir as the species to match the heritage beams that were...

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PAI Elm + Steel Reception Desk

Our design vision for the pieces we designed and built for Prairie Architecture’s new space started with the reception desk. As the main focal point for their customers and clients when they are greeted we had to design a stately visual piece! The main feature...

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PAI Elm Meeting Bar

Another large piece that Prairie Architects required was a large community meeting table. This would serve as a meeting space to go over drawings between their team of designers and their clients in a larger group setting. Continuing with the Elm species we created a long...

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PAI Elm Table with Galt Leg Base

Prairie Architects conference room was a smaller space by comparison to the other larger areas. We used the Galt leg base on it because of the designs scale-ability to accommodate smaller sized tables as you see in the photos. Details: 98″ long x 36″ wide...

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PAI Elm Project Table

Prairie Architecture wanted a functional project table where they could lay out large drawings as well as use it as a functional spot to hold project samples. In the early stages there were thoughts of utilizing drawers however that would not work well for larger...

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SCATTERED SPHERES – BENCHmark 2016

Our team was excited to hear our design submission SCATTERED SPHERES was a winner in the BENCHmark 2016 competition! The BENCHmark 2016 competition invited designers to submit proposals for the design of a permanent bench along the Bishop Grandin Trail – Winnipeg’s longest multi-use trail....

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Custom Elm Home Work Space

Our customer came to us with hopes of building their vision of a home work space suitable for themselves and their 2 growing children. The idea was to incorporate a main table and two benches. Much like a restaurant booth however the prerequisite was that...

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The Manitoba Table

This table was dubbed the “Manitoba Table” because of how the rough slab resembled the Province of Manitoba’s shape on a map.   It was built with 4 slabs to mirror each other. Butterfly keys were added on the ends to provide add structure to...

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Concord Projects Ltd. Table

This table was one of the first tables we built with the center live edge in the middle while retaining the out live edges. We found the perfect piece as the center but it did not have the full length.  To remedy this we butt jointed...

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Modern Elm Table & Dagny Leg

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YOU ARE HERE – IDS WEST 2016

Our designs are a product of our culture of collaboration, a process, a tool, a material or a technique. Rather than a design trickling down from designer to fabricator, our pieces are designed and built to showcase our studio’s unique and adventurous operation. Like any good...

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Living Prairie Museum & Park

We were ecstatic to work on the Living Prairie Museum as we  built this from ground up.   The list was extensive starting from demolition up to completion.   The more notable pieces that we enjoy building were the the work shop with sliding steel...

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The Canyon Table

We love it when our customers want to see a lot of character! Dubbed the Canyon table because of how the beautiful live edges resemble the sides of a canyon, carved from water erosion. Details: 8 x 3′ x 1.5″ Live edge Elm table, natural colour,...

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The Furrow Table

  “A deep purple river joins two 14 ft live edge Winnipeg Elm slabs on this one of a kind table. The angular design of the leg offers visual qualities much like a kite in the sky. Shifting your perspective to the tables angles you...

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Elm Modular Table with Akston Leg

Our customer came to us to build a unique dining table for a smaller square dimensional space while offering a seating capacity range from 4 – 10 people. We initially looked at a table with extensions and leafs but they often can be bulky. We...

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Ironclad Elm Conference Table

We were contacted by a business owner from Calgary to build a unique conference room table. One that had some wow factor. What we came up with was adding two flowing “rivers” of clear resin to showcase 3 Elm slab live edges. To ensure maximum...

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Live Edge Oak Patio Table and Bench

We’re loving this outdoor oasis that our customer has created! Its the perfect setting for the live edge Oak table and matching bench they had us design and build. The warm tones of the White Bur Oak stands out in contrast with the beautiful Cedar...

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The Canada House Table

The Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London England has been undergoing a planned revitalization for the last two years. The project, expected to be completed by November 30, 2014, will renovate and refurbish Canada House and connect it to the adjacent building at 2-4 Cockspur...

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Ashdown Warehouse Rooftop Terrace

“Shadows & Triangles” Here is one of our most challenging and fun projects we have done! A great challenge because of the where the space is and how we were going to get all the benches, tables, and stumps on a six story roof top...

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The Scissor Table

This was the table that went out to a home in Lake of the Woods. A beautifully large table that could easily seat 14 people comfortably. The uniqueness of the table legs was a delicate balance to built and ensure that it could hold the...

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