Cafe Postal

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

Inn at the Forks

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

NCSC-Live Edge Oak Conference Table

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...

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....

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...

A Manitoba Oak Countertop

We love helping out customers who like to take on their own projects. Our customer put together this great looking IKEA kitchen and reached out to us to build/install their salvaged Manitoba Oak countertops and supply some matching shelves. We built the countertops from +200...

Sometimes, The Moon

Sometimes, The Moon Locations: We shot most of this at Wood Anchor (, 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 district,...

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” displaying the raw power and precision of our sawmill.   This was as close as we could possibly get without sacrificing the GoPro as...

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...

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...


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

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...

PPL Corp. Elm Conference Table

This is the second large table we built as a part of IDEATE Design Consulting’s project for the conference room space at People Corporation . This table was a bit bigger measuring 2.5′ longer and a foot wider! For this design IDEATE Design wanted an all wood slab for...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Happy Halloween 2014

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

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!

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...

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...

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

Frescolio-Olive Bar Project

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 &...

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...

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...

Live Edge Elm 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...

design-build commercial displays

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...


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...

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...


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...

Oak Tables + 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...

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...

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...

Shou Sugi Ban Wall + Steel Shelves

Shou Sugi Ban (or Yakisugi) is an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique that preserves wood by charring it with fire. This popular process has now made its way into interior designs and offers a elegant and unique look when done correctly. For this home reno...

PAI Timber Fir Table + 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...

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...

Seasons Greetings 2019!

?Chest nuts roasting on an open fire?? So thankful for the great year and for all your wonderful support! May your holiday season be festive and your new year be filled with happiness and good health! ??♥️⚓️ #woodanchor #furnituredesign #designbuild #interiordesign #westcoast #eastcoast #winnipeg #canada...

oh doughnuts oak service counter and oak display case
Oh Doughnuts-Service and Display Counter

We were delighted when Amanda of Oh Doughnuts came to us to help build out her vision of her new specialty doughnut and coffee shop on Broadway in the heart of downtown Winnipeg! All wood areas were built with solid white local Manitoba Oak with...

PPL Corp. Elm Meeting Table

As a 4 part order through our design friends at IDEATE Design Consulting for the newly built People Corporation space, this dark stained reclaimed Elm table was ordered for the meeting area in the CEO’s office room. At 8 feet in length it makes a...

PPL Corp. Elm Boardroom Table

This large boardroom table was the first piece of IDEATE Design Consulting’s had us build for the newly built People Corporation space. They wanted to have mixed materials for the table top design. The result was a long slab of solid wood Elm flanked by two opaque...

PPL Corp. Monolithic Light

A simple light with a monolithic statement! IDEATE Design Consulting’s presented us a design on a light they required for a work space at People Corporation . We fabricated the main inner frame in all aluminum construction fit with 8 strips of LED lighting. We contacted our friends...


This Imbue Light was built for a stunning cabin in the Lake of the Woods area. The home owners wanted something that was going match the ambiance of the overall design. This design is based off our show piece for the 2016 Interior Design Show...

Oh Doughnuts-Store 2

We were so appreciative of Oh Doughnuts re-connecting with us to work on their second location on Taylor Ave! Amanda of Oh Doughnuts loved the Oak countertops and display unit that we built for her first location and wanted to have the same warmth that...

Fir + Steel + Glass Staircase

This beautiful staircase came together by working with the home builder Dueck Homes and the home owner. The home owner was looking for the warmth of wood but with an industrial feel and this is the design that we came up with. With all wood...

Elm Dining Table + Rustic Fir Tables

In 2015 the Merchant Kitchen & Bar opened its doors to down town Winnipeg offering culinary flavours blending street food form Asia and Latin America. We were ecstatic to have been asked to build all of their unique table tops and main large dining table....

FortWhyte Alive Conference Table

This beautiful reclaimed Elm table was built for FortWhyte Alive’s conference room renovation in conjunction with Monteyne Architecture Works! The long flowing grain of the Elm is representative of Winnipeg’s canopy of trees and is certainly at home among the serene views FortWhyte boasts! The massive tabletop...

Live Edge Ash Conference Table

This beautiful live edge Ash table now resides in a conference room in a wealth management firm in Edmonton! This purchase was order was a simple as it gets. Requirement was natural wood finish look with live edges and stainless steel legs. Done! The main...

Rustic Walls + Rustic Mantle

This was a fun house to work on! The home owners really wanted to add some warmth and “rustify” 2 rooms important rooms in their house! The one space you will see is in their master suite as the accent wall across from their bed....

Oak Hand Rail + Perforated Steel Railing

We were excited to have built and installed our staircase in the beautiful Tuxedo home! The home owner was inspired by their daughters home railing that utilized perforated steel in place of the standard post or glass. The result is a stunning mix of modern...

Large Oak Community Table

We were contacted by Rodych Integrated Design Inc to build out a this beautiful Oak community tables for one of their client projects. This live edge Oak table measures out at 192″ in length x 48″ width constructed with full length salvaged Manitoba Oaks slabs!...

Oak + Steel Spiral Staircase

This almighty Oak staircase was one of our more challenging ones to build and install but we pulled it off! The first hurdle was installing the treads (from the top) onto the central post which was difficult with the extremely heavy 4″ thick solid Oak...

Oak Mantel + Floating Shelves

We’re loving our customers living room transformation in this photo collection! The last part of their home reno was to rethink the living room wall and replace the original fireplace surround. They really wanted this wall space to visually standout and be functional and we...

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...

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...

Modern Elm Table + Dagny Leg

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Oak Island Bar

We were excited to be a part of this beautiful kitchen project even though our piece was a small component of the finished look. Our customer came to us to build and install a tall island bar as a feature piece in their kitchen reno....

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Elm River Table + Dagny Leg

This Elm dining table is made a big impact on this smaller dining space! For this project the homeowners really wanted the clear river resin to show off the natural edges on the Winnipeg Elm slabs used. A modern aesthetic is maintained with squared edges...

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...

Elm Dining Table + Furrow Leg Base

  “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...

Reclaimed 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...


CMHR – ERA Bistro Table Install – Time lapse A short time lapse for Wood Anchor’s Instagram. Video short by: Ray Chan Photo  

Live Edge Oak Patio Table + 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...


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....

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...

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...

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...

PAI Elm Table + Galt 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...

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...

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...

ELM Table + 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...

ELM Work Station + 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...


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...