Category Archives: Woodworking

Zigg Condo 1

Over the past few months, I’ve had the opporunity to work on two brand new units at the Zigg Condo on Avenue Road west of St. Clair in midtown Toronto. Both units had their own set of challenges but the … Continue reading

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Transforming a fireplace

We’ve had a traditional style fireplace in our home that I made almost 10 years ago and have always loved it, especailly at Christmas, but recently we were becoming increasingly frustrated by the cramped corner where our TV unit sits … Continue reading

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Creating higher baseboards

I have always hated the baseboards in our home. They’re small, uneven and crooked and don’t reflect the charm and character of our 100 year old place. The problem I faced in replacing them was that they are solid wood, … Continue reading

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Refinishing an heirloom dining set

I’ve done a fair amount of refinishing in my day from handrails and staircases to furniture pieces and I can honesty say that this one was the most stressful. This country style dining set had a lot of sentimental value … Continue reading

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Wood and Pipe Bar Table

Furniture pieces made from wood and gas pipes has become a huge trend as people gravitate towards a more casual, rustic and vintage decor style. I’ve seen tables, islands, book cases, beds, all made from wood and pipes. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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1940s fireplace makeover

I spent my summer doing a massive renovation of a 1940s mid Toronto semi detached home; basement renovation, all new hardwood flooring, new stairs, new lighting, all new baseboards and trim and painting. Here is the first of a few … Continue reading

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Building custom storage

It seems as though storage is always an issue whether in a condo or a house. This is especially true of older homes built at a time when people had very few possessions and closets were small and scarce. Older … Continue reading

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