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Memorial Bench

Cedar bench crafted from local Manitoulin cedar.  Commissioned as a memorial with inset plaque. (back to home)

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Bowerman Project:  Housed stringer stairs and hand rails fabricated from white pine.                 Hayden Project:  Upper section with notched stringer and open treads.           Handrail detail and lower stair section with housed stringers and enclosed treads.                 […]

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Kitchen Island

                Kitchen island crafted from an elm tree that was felled by a storm on the property.  Top is butcher block construction.  The seven-grandfather corner posts were hand-carved by a local artisan.  Other features include the shelf above the stove retaining the original bark of the log. Pictures are […]

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Custom built-in hutch crafted from local Manitoulin red oak.                         Kitchen cabinets crafted from white pine with Arborite countertop and stainless steel double sink.               Upper shelf fitted with LED puck lights.             […]

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Night Table

                              Crafted from Manitoulin white cedar.  Unfinished.                             Finished by Moni. (back to home)

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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 […]

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