BirkenShawWoodwork

Solid wood products for the home and human

Waterloo, Ontario | 13 Sales

BirkenShawWoodwork

Solid wood products for the home and human

Waterloo, Ontario 13 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (3)
Curtis Girvin

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Curtis Girvin

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"Blythe, in the Birken Shaw"

I work out of a sometimes frustratingly small, 300 square foot workshop in my hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. I grew up a few blocks from here. I went to high school next door. This is home. I want to spend every day crafting beautiful products, made with integrity and quality materials.

I've been woodworking for over a decade, since I was a teenager, and I think everything should have a purpose. A cutting board is made to be cut on. A painting is made to be looked at and enjoyed. Just like a painting should not be cut on, a cutting board should not simply be stared at. The products that I make are made to be used. I think that scraps have a purpose as well. I have designed many of the products that I make to be created out of very little material, that would otherwise be wasted. When I cut a piece of wood, everything is saved — from large lengths to tiny scraps. My goal is that every piece of material that comes into my shop does not leave unless it is sawdust or a functional product.

I have some favourite woods, namely Black Walnut and White Ash. But from time to time I dabble with other species of wood, or with metal or stone. You'll likely see that experimenting come up in my shop.

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