Antique & Rustic

Craftsmanship

Antique & Rustic

Live wood

I just love the `Live Wood' look, no two pieces are ever the same.  Unique and beautiful furniture from hand selected limber.  Sometimes, I just sit back and follow the grain for hours feeling the trees history. 

Of course none of these creations can be done without access to timber and the means of curing it. Our mill is situated on 800 acres of land; with all the heavy equipment needed to cut, mill and kiln dry lumber before being transformed into one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.

Operations

I am a huge fan of George Nakashima.  Combining woodworking craftsmanship, live wood technics and the influences of my travels and the Far East.

Japanese influence

 I grew up in a 200 year old house filled with Antiques.  I spent a lot of time refurbishing  old furniture, so the rustic thing just sort of comes easy to me.  Using reclaimed wood also helps  make Antique replicas  more authentic.

Not only did I restore all the furniture in the old house, I spent an enormous amount of time renovating the house.  One can really learn a lot about old school craftsmanship by dismantling old furniture and houses just to put them back together again.  Saying this, I have honed in on these experiences to create timeless cabinetry using traditional woodworking skills. 

Custom Woodworking & Home Finishing

Eastern Township, Georgeville, Quebec
Ottawa, Ontario
(613) 806-6975  -  svancour@start.ca

Shawn Vancour