Outside of my own work, I collaborate with customers to design, craft and install furniture, art and more. All custom projects are handmade to order and built to accommodate your specific needs.
Previous projects have included furniture, boat restorations, kitchens, shelving units, doors and gates, storage sheds and decks; but, whatever your needs I will be happy to find a solution for you.
I generally serve KW-Guelph and the GTA, but for larger projects I may be able to expand so please do not hesitate to contact me.
When available, I use salvaged materials to create furniture, decorative accents, interiors and exteriors. Think of it as a compliment to Ikea; completely unique, one of a kind pieces that enhance awareness of an elements' prior life.
I look at what's available and creates accordingly. I try to recognise the beauty and strength of these materials as something to play with and use again.
Reusing materials doesn't stop with art and furniture. Adding second life materials in building projects can dramatically enhance spaces and places. Adding custom, one of a kind accents to a mass produced kitchen, for example, can not only make a statement, it will make it yours.
Materials Supply* (Work in progress)
One of the my main goals is to take the positives of recycling one step further. Instead of the wasteful practice of transporting and breaking down enormous amounts of material only to be regenerated, I look to shortcut these flows by reusing the materials and products in their original or slightly altered state. No added transportation or production costs. More clean space and fresh air.
There are already many organisations that offer reused building supplies and architectural salvage. I'm in the process of teaming with manufacturers, salvage yards and waste management firms to obtain and provide their material waste to designers, architects, or anyone with an idea and an open mind. We can play a fundamental role by converting this waste into buildings and decorative accents that are beautiful, valuable and innovative.
I take this idea earnestly. We need to go back to placing our waste within a living cycle, in order to create a more appropriate system for surviving on this planet. We can work towards a goal of guaranteeing our future through the changes of our consumption habits and assessing what we throw away. The management of material waste should not be an entity that earns designers accolades and profits; it should form part of our everyday life.