Category Archives: Woodworking

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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Building a wood and pipe bookcase

This is the first of a few posts you’ll be seeing about an amazing loft I’ve been working on in Toronto’s Liberty Village. As in most lofts and condos, storage is always a challenge and trying to find places for … Continue reading

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Cutting a “pass thru” in a load bearing wall

Normally, cutting a pass through in a wall is a fairly simple task. Cut the drywall, cut out the studs, frame it and you’re pretty much done. It’s maybe a half day job. However, when you are cutting a pass … Continue reading

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Building an entry bench

Here is a super simple project that is both practical and beautiful with lots of storage for boots and shoes. I built this bench in the entry of a 90 year old home, the same home as in the previous … Continue reading

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Building a Wall Unit

I am sooooo happy how this project turned out and equally happy that it’s finished. My lower back is even happier. When I was contacted by a couple who I had done work for in the past to build a … Continue reading

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