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By scott parker

The start of something great! At present I am working on this product line, combining my two favourite things - baking and carpentry. I have been a working pastry chef for over two decades, working in restaurants, hotels, and pastry shops. As a creative maker nothing seems better than combing a gift of permanence like wood art, with the deliciousness of the culinary art. Looking for a full product launch in May, keep a lookout for in the next couple months for free giveaways every few weeks as I expand the line and look for feedback! Sign up for our newsletter and I will enter your name in each draw that I make between now and then.

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Happy Birds!

Happy Birds!

By scott parker

This just came in from a customer we dropped off a three tier play palace to a couple months ago

“Hi Scott, Just sending a couple of pictures of Ringo (lutino, or off-white body) and Krieger (grey with white face) playing on the gorgeous jungle gym you made for them”

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Our new cold frame!

Our new cold frame!

By scott parker

A quick morning build. Usually I think about things, plan them out in my head, take my time creating something beautiful that you sit back, and go “nice”. But sometimes you just need a box that will hold dirt. Hopefully by tomorrow afternoon it will be full and be seeded. If you are in the market for garden boxes, I can help you out, and if it is in the Edmonton area, we deliver for free! 

Email me at prairiedogwoodcraft@gmail.com

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Extra Large Bird Tree House!

Extra Large Bird Tree House!

By scott parker

We made this tree this week for peanut, a large, proud, macaw. It is over six feet tall, and I really hope he makes great use of all it has to offer! There are at least half a dozen places to perch, a swing, rope net, large rope ladder, and several large toys to knock around. I appreciate the faith people have in me to deliver something for the pets that they love so much. I guess peanut is a little feisty though and took to throwing his food dishes around, so I will be heading back at some point to fasten them down. One advantage of shopping small and local is that I can, and will come out and make any changes I can to make it better for you and your pet.

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New Hall Table

New Hall Table

By scott parker

This side hallway table was custom made for our customer out of highly figured maple. The bow ties are hand carved out or saple wood, and the base is made out of hard white maple. I wanted to create a very light table, both literally and visually, so the table itself looks like it is almost floating. The green cross members in milk paint offer a pop of organic colour, in a velvet texture, opposing the texture of the legs and top. I have a different design process from what other people might have. I do not sit down and map out angles, measurements and have a highly detailed map of plans. Instead it usually starts as a thought that then comes into form as I am riding my bike. Designs are based more on a feeling I want to convey than anything, and I usually spend several hours refining that feeling and corresponding design, but it is all in my head. I work methodically through the building process and let that first idea or feeling guide me. Usually the first mockup piece is good, but it needs refinement, either in size of scale or form. Like designing a plated dessert, it is usually a safe bet that by the six time, you have something that you can be proud of. I have found this is a process that cannot be rushed, as new techniques may have to be learned, and problems solved.

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sometimes you go for oak and you come home with .....

sometimes you go for oak and you come home with .....

By scott parker

I was in our local lumber store today, and they where unpacking a large shipment or rounds that they had just sourced, and I was the first one to go through them. Not at all what I went in for, but the colour and grain on the these pieces was too much to pass up. One is purple heart, and the other is dragon wood. The dragon wood piece has already been sold for me to make a coffee table with, and I am sure the purple heart will go soon. If you are interested in possibly getting your own table made email me at prairedogwoodcraft@gmail.com

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