Jan’s Day Off: Jan’s “REAL” Day Off at Buttle Lake

September 25, 2014 Jan Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingJan's Day Off

Ralph River Provincial Campsite – Buttle Lake – Strathcona Park (Vancouver Island, BC) What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing as far as I was concerned, however, apparently my choice of stable candle holders was inappropriate. And thus another ‘project’ was born. Fast, Simple and Aesthetically Appropriate for the Outdoors. So what does a good wood […]


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Reader’s Forum – Yellow Cedar Deck Chairs

January 13, 2012 West Wind Customer ProjectsHardwood & SoftwoodReader's Corner

But, if you are an Islander, you know what the oil will do to this.  For the construction, you need some good hand planes to deal with the Red Cedar inlay.

If you live on Vancouver Island, you have a deck or patio and have some nasty chairs and tables. If you are a woodworker on Vancouver Island, winter is the time – the gardens are done and the fishing is waning. Two winters ago, my dear friends asked me to build some deck chairs and a […]


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