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Go Beyond the Surface: February 2015

Labour of Love

Custom Shelving Units: Made for Your Space

We love to build things. And fortunately for us, we’ve recently had the opportunity to build a few furniture pieces for our wonderful clients.

Naturally Aged Shelving Unit for a Homeowner

custom wood shelves

Shelving with Wheels for McBurney Junction


Clothing Rack for McBurney Junction


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Distressed (not really) Ladder Shelf: Custom Furniture

Fun and functional! This ladder shelf is 80″ high with four shelves in depths of 4″ to 16″. Designed to be flush against the wall, we custom built this shelving unit for a space in our home.

wood ladder shelf

Let’s talk about your space! Contact us to discuss your ideas.

Linwood Cardinal Cabin + Eco-Friendly Surfaces = Love!

Working alongside award-winning Jamie Banfield Design, we supplied and installed two of our eco-friendly wall surfaces for this year’s BC Home + Garden Show‘s Cardinal Cabin by Linwood Custom Homes.

Designed to be eco-chic and affordable, this energy efficient home features sustainable design and building materials, including Stikwood and classicBRICK by Hourwall wall surfaces.

Linwood Cardinal Home - Stikwood

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Design Idea: Adding Depth to Built-In Shelves

Smart Space in California sent us this photo of how they used Stikwood to add depth to this stunning fireplace wall.

Peel + Stick Reclaimed Wood

How to Tea Stain: Naturally Aged Wood

tea bagsWe used an all natural aging process to make all of our custom shelves look like reclaimed wood. Our secret ingredient? Tea!

Using tea, steel wool and vinegar, along with a hammer and some arm muscles, we tea stained each shelf to give them that “well used” look.

+ Learn how to tea stain here