Location and Specialties

Location: Gore Bay, Ontario

Don Nelson initially started woodworking as a part-time helper to a master craftsman cabinetmaker while in high school. During College and University years and throughout his Engineering career, he continued to develop woodworking skills; building furniture, helping to construct cottages and completing a house addition as well as several renovations. After retiring from Engineering he and his wife settled on Manitoulin Island where he has a wood working shop and a unique home combining conventional and timber frame techniques using local timber, lumber and stone.  He formed Nelson Woodcraft in 2009 and photos of some of his completed projects are shown below. Don specializes in projects where he takes a customer’s concept or idea, develops the detailed design, and produces a tailored product.  Recently he has collaborated with Island artisans on the final finishing touches as highlighted in the photos of the night table.

Photo Gallery

Custom Woodwork

Finish Carpentry

Other Projects

Email don (at) nelsonwoodcraft (dot) ca.

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19 thoughts on “Location and Specialties

  1. Jack Van Delden

    Nice website Don.


  2. Shirley Bailey

    Nice website Don!!! Congratulations on some mighty fine woodworking!

    Cheers, Shirley & Vince

  3. Great website! Thanks Don for your master craftsmanship at our place. The island and cabinets look ever better with their Tung oil coat. We can highly recommend Don’s fine work and attention to detail as well as his kind sweet nature that makes him a pleasure to have working in our home.
    Linda and Chuc Willson

  4. Great Work Don! It is nice to give referral’s at the store and feel confident that the customer will have a good experience while building their project.

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