What's The Deal?

The war between England and France gave a huge kick-start to the development of the square timber trade in Canada. Soon, other uses were found for ...

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From Forest to Table

A piece of furniture destined to become a prized possession must be well made. This begins with carefully selected and prepared lumber. Drying rem...

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Grandmother's Pine Table

It is our intention to use our blog to inform. Information tends to change behaviour, ideally for the better. We hope to persuade readers that the...

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Holiday Hours

We'll be closed for a few days over the holidays. Online shop is open as always! Here are our Holiday Hours: December 24, 25, 26 — Closed Decembe...

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Capel Braided Rugs

The braided rug was a staple in early North American culture. Settlers used scraps of clothing and excess materials to make floor coverings that wo...

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Moving In Japan Looks Amazing

Apparently, a popular option in Japan is to have the movers do the packing up as well as the moving house. Embarrassingly, I find the efficiency an...

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Competitive Wood Planing

I can hardly believe this is a thing. In Japan, the best wood planers gather each year to see who can plane the thinnest shaving off a piece wood....

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