Category Archives: Woodworking

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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Village on the Grange

When I first went to see this late 70′ condo, I was surprised and excited by the fact that the client owned nothing more than a mattress, an area rug and two lawn chairs. I love doing places from scratch. … Continue reading

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Building an IKEA hack wall unit

The biggest challenge condo and apartment dwellers face is storage. There never seems to be enough space for everything and most people are unsure of how to make the best use of what little space they have. We had our … Continue reading

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My favourite fireplace makeover – Old Mill

It’s amazing how little your dollar buys when choosing builder upgrades. My clients paid a small fortune to have a fireplace added to their condo living room and ended up with nothing more than a dry-walled box surrounding an electric … Continue reading

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