Bring the natural beauty of a "live-edge" or reclaimed table into your home!
I am a master carpenter with over 25 years experience, and can build you a beautiful, one-of-a-kind table, desk, bed or bar top for your home, office, or commercial establishment. I also have a selection of finished tables and desks in my wood shop and showroom located in Pickering, by the lake. 20 minutes east of Yonge St. just off the 401. (Most days, evenings and weekends are good with a days notice.) show contact info
Kitchen and dining room tables, coffee tables,desks, boardroom or office tables of any shape and just about any size. We also make beautiful beds and headboards.
No two live edge tables are alike, and their uniqueness, and solid durability means they will last a lifetime, or two, and retain their value, (while just about everything else wears out, breaks, or eventually goes out of "style").
The timeless beauty of a live edge table will never be out of fashion, and fits into any decor. Modern, traditional, contemporary, and everything in between.
As well as being interested in your ideas, I can also offer advice as to wood species and finish, leg style etc. If you have seen a photo of something you like,
I can offer you a quotation based on the photo.
We also supply and install barn board wood accent walls, and accent walls in reclaimed wood, pallet wood, wood and metal, wood and tile, and more. Pics and ideas at all-custom-carpentry.com
Please visit my website at http://www.all-custom-carpentry.com/ for more photos and information
I have managed projects and performed work for IBM, Honeywell, Celestica, City of Markham, City of York, YMCA and Imperial Oil, as well as for private clients and custom home builders
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife, enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They were not wealthy, but they could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.
When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed the front-door keys to the carpenter. This is your house, he said, my gift to you for your many years as a faithful employee.
What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in a home he had built none too well.
So it is with us. We often build our lives in a distracted way, reacting rather than acting, willing to accept less than the best. At important points, we don't give the job our best effort. Then with a shock, we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in a house we have built none too well. If we had only realized, we could and would have done it so differently.
Think of yourself as a carpenter. Think of life as a house. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Build wisely. It is the only life you will ever build. Even if you live it for only one more day, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity. Without doubt, life is a do-it-yourself project.
Who could say it more clearly? Your life today is the result of the attitudes you formed and choices you made in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of the attitudes you form and the choices you make today.
Choose wisely, build carefully, and live a great life!