Category Archives: Woodworking

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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Alden Heights

I love building customized cabinetry for people. It’s so satisfying creating something out of nothing. A few years ago, I built a wall unit for a client: https://smallspacestyle.org/2014/07/14/building-a-wall-unit/ They loved it so much that when she and her husband moved, … Continue reading

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