The wood trades

Specialties keeping tradition alive Wood certainly isn’t a sticky material. It’s fairly easy to reduce a large volume of wood into smaller ones, if you...

Tool cabinet reborn

A journeyman’s graduation project In 1972, as a very recent design-school graduate, I spent some time as a private student of Jim Krenov. This Russian-...

Ashes to ashes

Invasive pest fells a homely beauty In the early 2000s, the emerald ash borer was first discovered in Canada. It’s a foreign insect that kills...

Paint within the lines

Quest for order goes beyond design Paul Epp I was helping a friend paint...

Canoes

Proud Canadian heritage Paul Epp I grew up on the Grande Prairie in northwestern...

Big wood

Counting the rings on legacy timber Paul Epp I was sitting in a bar...

Growth rings

Annals of our work, thick and thin One of the many beauties of wood is their growth rings. These variations in the rate of growth,...

Country-style

Design elegance has rural roots It has always surprised me that country-style furniture is often a bit crude. It seems to not only be accepted...

Artisanal

Marketers do home-made one better It has become pretty hard to reflect on marketing without tripping over the word artisanal. We have artisanal beer, artisanal...

Staying busy

New chapter: RV conversion Now that I’m not teaching, I’ve had to find a project to keep busy with. And what that has turned out...
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