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...

Right to repair

Preventing waste is a responsibility To be a designer is to be very lucky. It’s our job to dream and to turn these dreams into reality. What...

Handle with care

Both tool and furniture touchpoints are key Handle: derived from the word hand. As a verb, it means: to feel or manipulate with the hands....
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