I found a very interesting section of maple tree as it lay in segments after being chopped down by the local authorities. It seemed destined for my workshop and after some time it finally revealed what was hiding inside.
I think this logo is perfect because it encompasses everything needed to identify who they are and what they do in a pleasing and eye catching way. Your imagination immediately transports you to the beach at sunset. I also love the name since my wife and I are both driftwood fanatics …. and oh yeah, their beer is really as good! Just sayin’
I have to admit I love this sign. My wife did an amazing job painting the carved letters and starfish. The driftwood is the perfect compliment to her work. We look forward to doing more of these so give us a shout.
I quite often get asked to make signs using driftwood and I just happened upon some great pieces on one of our local beaches. A section of wooden dock washed ashore and I managed to liberate some of the sections. This particular sign suited the wood perfectly. The lettering is carved at about one inch thick. I carved the footprints into the wood and then glued some sand into each one to give the extra illusion of walking on the beach.
You have to visit this store for the most amazing olive oils and vinegars in the world. Great and unique flavors and they sell fabulous pasta as well. Just go the web site for more: WWW.OLIVESONTAP.COM
The winemaker’s cottage barrel head carving emphasizes the view seen from the window in the cottage of the same name in Lakebreeze Vineyards. The ribbon around the outside is symbolic of the ribbons won by Lakebreeze for their excellent wines.
I was recently contacted by a wine cellar design and installation company from Istanbul and they sent this classic design to me to carve into a barrel top. This carving now rests in the private wine cellar of a client in Hong Kong.
Take a beautiful piece of two inch thick wild edge maple at seven feet by 40 inches, carve the logo into it and you have this sign for our friends at the Greenleaf Brewing Company in the Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.
The great folks at Whistler Bungee were nice enough to let my son, his girlfriend and my daughter leap off a bridge in return for my services to create a nice sign for them. My wife, slightly nervous to take the leap, took some great video of the event.
The sign depicts the beginning of bungee with local tribesmen testing their leap into manhood by tying vines onto their ankles and jumping off a tall bamboo tower. The jumper in the sign then morphs into the modern day bungee enthusiast in the logo and goes off the end of the wood into the water depicted by the back board. Whistler mountain in the background.
I carved this quote by Julia Child right into the wall of a local restaurant called The Fishworks ( best fish menu in town by the way ). The wood is recycled fir and not exactly made for carving so I was a bit nervous. Better not screw this one up was my thought. However it turned out quite nicely and everyone is happy.
The picture is a bit cloudy because of the lighting in the restaurant…sorry.