Wood Working

John has 35 years of Experience to share


From carpentry to cabinet and furniture-making, John designs and builds original pieces of functional wood-art ranging from solid wood board-room tables to chairs to jewelry boxes.




Projects on the Go.

  • The Collective… A chair project

    congo line of chair backs Mock-up back     Chair rails. One end has a loose tenon and is housed Seat blanks waiting to be re-sawn   Final assembly using adjustable straps Preliminary shaping cuts on seat parts. Centre board defines the shape. Mock-up back       Mock-up front Chair rails. One end has […]

    By jonlav@shaw.ca | November 19, 2016

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  • Copper and Fir House

    I love working  with reclaimed Douglas Fir, especially when it has signs of previous use such as stains, cracks, nail holes, etc. These wee structures are forerunners for an idea I  have to build whimsical models of existing houses for clients interested in having their home reproduced in an artistic fashion. The curved one was built […]

    By jonlav@shaw.ca | August 11, 2014

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