Gerry Sanders

Gerry Sanders is a talented local wood and soapstone carver and artist, located in Marmora.  About 30 years ago, Gerry hurt himself in a workplace accident. This unfortunate accident led Gerry to develop his current profession. He needed to keep himself busy, so he took up wood carving, exploring skills handed down by his grandfather and great-grandfather, who lived and worked at a nearby mill.

What started with whittling and carving wooden fishing lures has progressed to doing large and small chainsaw carvings, beautifully crafted funeral boxes, and any number of creations that strike his fancy. He is self taught. He has recently created some incredible soap stone carvings from some harder soap stone quarried in the Cooper area.

You will find him in his great workshop, which is in the hayloft of an old barn/carriage house behind his grand old home in Marmora, a home that is surrounded by many gardens and trees. He will on occasion sell his work in his backyard and driveway, but it is best to call first.

He can be reached at 613 472 0533

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46 Madoc St
Marmora , ON K0K 2M0 44° 29' 11.2812" N, 77° 40' 41.322" W

Farquhar Cabinets Inc

Farquhar Cabinets

Bruce Farquhar of Farquhar Cabinets Inc. has been manufacturing cabinets in his spacious workshop in Stirling since 2003. He designs, builds and installs all of the cabinets he makes. He started making cabinets as a part-time job while in high school. In 2000 he began making cabinets in his garage, but he soon realized that he needed more space.

He now has six time employees, five of which are full time. He builds complete kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment centers and walk-in closets. His clients are both residential and commercial, including the new Stirling school and Trent Valley Lodge Nursing Home.  Local renovators, interior designers and DIY homeowners use Farquhar Cabinets’ expertise as well.

Most of the cabinets he builds are for local custom home builders. The builders will give their clients a design, and then the clients can work with Bruce to customize their cabinets. Bruce uses a computer program to show clients the different options available to them, or they can visit his showroom at 400 West Front St. in Stirling.

He builds and installs about 75-80 complete jobs a year.  He has his own paint booth as well, where he professionally finishes his cabinets.

You can see more of Farquhar Cabinets on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Farquhar-Cabinets-Inc/235826643102308

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Farquhar Cabinets Inc

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400 Front St
Stirling , ON K0K 3E0 44° 17' 34.0152" N, 77° 33' 47.5524" W

Levi Caya

Levi Caya is a very talented chainsaw carver. From his childhood days in the Brancroft area watching his grandfather carve birds, Levi has gone on to international fame as a respected carver, placing highly in carving festivals in Germany and Poland. He placed third in an international competition in London, Ontario last year. His ambition is not just to be invited to international competitions, but to win them as well. Next year is hoping to attend competitions in Japan and Australia. When he is not attending festivals, he works out of his home studio just outside of Apsley.

At some of the competitions he attends, the carvers are given a block of wood and have a limited time to make whatever the wood inspires them to make. This creates an interesting challenge for the carvers, as the grain and the knots make each piece of wood unique. It takes a lot of talent and practice to be able to ‘read’ the wood and decide what the wood is best suited for. Levi has done very well in these competitions, placing in the top three in a competition in Germany and winning one in Canada.

A high school teacher realized how much talent Levi had and got him into a co-op program to further his skills. Under the guidance of a local carver he honed his craft, learning how to use power tools, how to apply different finishes, and how the properties of the different types of wood allow for different types of carving. During his co-op program Levi also learned the business aspects of wood carving.

Today Levi creates any number of amazing creations, from 10 foot tall realistic bears to smaller, whimsical wood spirits.  You will often find Levi plying his trade at many local festivals, including the Marmora Snofest.

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76 Balmer Rd
Apsley , ON K0L 1A0 44° 46' 3.2844" N, 78° 4' 49.2348" W

Quinn Forest Products

This popular family-run sawmill and lumber yard in Trenton is well known by local cabinet and furniture makers. Most of their business is by word of mouth so they must be doing something right.  One of the reasons serious and hobby woodworkers like this local hardwood and softwood supplier is that they can go in and pick and choose through their lumber to get exactly what they are after. Four brothers run Quinn Forest Products. The company was started almost 60 years ago by their grandfather, who passed it on to his son, who in turn passed it on to his sons. They know their wood. They have large kilns on site and it is all sorted and stored in temperature controlled sheds. In these sheds you can pick your lumber by grade and size. They carry red and white oak, poplar, ash, hard and soft maple, beech, cherry, pine and cedar, plus other less common woods.Most of the wood is harvested locally, within 100 miles of the mill. There is virtually no waste in this operation. They even sell hardwood that can’t be used for lumber to a local pallet company.

Most of their lumber is sold to local contractors and cabinet makers. There are several custom cabinet makers in the Stirling area who purchase most of their wood from Quinn Forest Products, thereby closing the loop from tree harvest, to mill, to the end user. This is pretty sustainable. They don’t have a website, but sell straight from their mill. 

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Brad Quinn

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Quinn Forest Products

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17294 Telephone Rd
Trenton , ON K8V 5P4 44° 5' 50.6364" N, 77° 39' 48.5208" W

Bluebird Nesting Boxes

A number of years ago Linda Yorke left her high powered job in the city and moved to a house in the woods near Roslin. She decided to made bird houses and after several attempts she sought the advice of well-known naturalist Terry Spague. He gave her expert advice on how to build boxes that would be attractive to different species of birds and unattractive for predators. Her bird boxes are fiunctional and attractive.

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Linda Yorke

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Bluebird Nesting Boxes

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136 Old Hungerford Road
Roslin , ON K0K2Y0 44° 22' 25.212" N, 77° 17' 51.1116" W

Ontario Truss and Wall

Ontario Truss and Wall in Foxboro is a bustling manufacturer and supplier of engineered wood products, pre-manufactured wood roof trusses, engineered joist systems, laminated engineered wood beams, metal connectors for trusses, joists, and beams with specialty hangers.  They are also available to do on-site measuring. They currently go through about 1.8 million board feet of lumber annually to make their engineered wood products.

Ontario Truss and Wall have been manufacturing at their current location since 1982 and currently employ approximately 25 full-time employees. They supply residential, commercial and agricultural projects. No project is too big or too small.

Their operation is highly computerized. Laser measures and large computer screens ensure a well engineered, accurate and consistent product.

As much as possible they try to use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) lumber and local lumber, as long as they can get a consistently high quality product.

Longtime VP and general manger Frank Shortt is very proud of the company and feels he has a terrific team that takes pride in its work. The company is known in the industry for its quality products.

Ontario Truss and Wall has delivery trucks equipped with cranes for unloading onto bearing walls. They provide free quotes, and any jobs they supply come complete with layouts and engineering documentation.

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  • Wood  Roof and Floor Trusses
  • Open Joist Triforce Wood Joist
  • Baby Barn Frames
  • Wooden Stakes
  • Engineered Gang-Lam Beams
  • Galvanized Metal Structural Hangers and Hardware
  • Machine Stress-Rated Lumber
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Ontario Truss and Wall

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732 Ashley St
Foxboro , ON K0K 2B0 44° 15' 28.6164" N, 77° 26' 24.6948" W

Wood Services

Shawn Wood  of Wood Services crafts a very unique corner shuffleboard table using local oak. About five years ago, while brainstorming things he could build, Shawn reminisced about how he used to enjoy playing shuffleboard. He didn’t think it would be very difficult to make one, but he realized there was no way he could fit the game into his current space. He realized a lot of people would have this same issue, when he had a Eureka moment.  He could make a corner shuffleboard!  The same amount of fun, but needing a lot less space.

The corner shuffleboard game is in itself interesting, because unlike regular shuffleboard, you have to play the angles and corner bounces. This makes it a challenging, yet fun way to interact with friends and family. The game is a combination of billiards, curling and regular shuffleboard.

Shawn moved to the southern end of Hastings County in 2007 and since then has been working as a renovator and carpenter. He also builds bars and cabinets for both commercial and residential clients. His talent as a carpenter is obvious in the workmanship of his solid and unique corner shuffleboards.

Shawn can customize his corner shuffleboard as well to make it fit into any space, whether commercial or residential. His current model is made of oak, but he has been experimenting with pine or oak veneer in an attempt to create a less pricey end product. He also makes dart board frames.

With a last name of Wood, wood working seems a natural fit, and Shawn’s choice of company name, Wood Services, is a logical one! 

 

 

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570 Townsend Road
Belleville , ON K0K 3E0 44° 18' 36.5508" N, 77° 26' 23.5644" W

York Valley Fine Woodworking

For over 30 years, Mark Pilgrim at York Valley Fine Woodworking has been making quality white cedar shingles. About 15 years ago, they also started making barrels from eastern white cedar harvested in the Ottawa Valley.

The shingles are made in three different sizes. Some are used for siding, while others can be used as an all-natural roofing product. White cedar turns a nice silvery grey colour as it ages and is very durable. Side wall shingles can last over 120 years, while cedar roofing shingles put the current manufactured asphalt shingles to shame by lasting 20 to 40 years!

York Valley Fine Woodworking also makes custom decorative shingles. When you visit the workshop, located just east of Maynooth and north of Bancroft, you can see Mark’s beautiful home, which is clad with his decorative shingles. It transports you back to a much simpler time, when craftsmanship really mattered.

The art of barrel making is called cooperage. While their purpose is functional, York Valley Fine Woodworking’s well-built barrels are more decorative, and are made using traditional methods and materials. Seeing the old machines that are used to make the components of a barrel really allows you appreciate the time and effort that goes into making barrels. Before cardboard boxes, barrels such as the ones York Valley Fine Woodworking makes were what goods were shipped in. Their conical shape makes them ideal for transport, as heavy barrels can be rolled rather than lifted.

York Valley Fine Woodworking shingles and barrels combine beauty and functionality, and locally crafted using local wood. 

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33694 Regional Road, 62
Maynooth , ON K0L 2S0 45° 13' 51.258" N, 77° 56' 19.104" W

Roju Gardens

Established in 1969, the Moses family farm provided fresh vegetables for local residents and family. In 2013, the oldest son William moved back from Alberta with his partner Faith, to re-establish the family farm under the name RoJu Gardens (named after his parents; Roger and June). Truly a family affair, brothers, sister, sons, nephews, daughter and grandson have all pitched in with clearing, planting and harvesting our crops. This seven and a half acre farm backs onto Wooler townsite and Dead Creek. It is located at #63, county road 5 in Wooler. Currently offering a wide variety of fresh vegetables and herbs, RoJu Gardens is establishing fruit trees and asparagus fields for future inventory.

Using heirloom seed (no GMOs), we are practitioners of non-certified organic gardening, using crop rotation, companion planting, trap cropping, green manure and composting. Our crops are pollinated by on-site hives, with bees provided by Ivyridge Honey Farm of Consecon. Available this year will be beets, carrots, beans, broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, many melons, squash (from acorn to zucchini), a variety of fresh herbs, fresh-cut flowers and our first large crop of garlic.

For fellow gardeners, we also offer one-year old Asparagus crowns, Gogi berry seedlings and Sea Buckthorn seedlings. Also for sale are Basswood carving blocks, from 12” to 7’ long and Cedar fence rails in 8’ to 16’ lengths. We also create farm-based baked goods and some homemade crafts. By fall, a variety of canned goods will also be made available. Our products can be purchased at the farm gate.

 

 

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Roju Gardens

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63 County Road 5
Wooler , ON K0K 2M0 44° 9' 33.5916" N, 77° 41' 56.2344" W

Trevor DeMille - This Is It

Trevor DeMille creates intriguing birdfeeders and other folk art carvings out of wood. At first glance, his birdfeeders look like they are made of gourds, but closer inspection shows that they are actually made of carved, hollowed and varnished wood. Each one is unique, beautifully crafted and well finished.

Trevor started making his one-of-a-kind birdfeeders about eight years ago when he saw one made from a gourd. Knowing that this type of gourd is not grown in this area, but that wood is plentiful, he started creating gourd-shaped birdfeeders for friends and family. They encouraged him to produce more and to also branch out to other woodworking projects. He now makes lots of seasonally-inspired decorative items, as well as other folk art-inspired pieces. To make sure he doesn’t get bored by making the same thing over and over, Trevor is continually creating new pieces.

Trevor likes to undertake larger projects as well, projects that allow him to combine his woodworking skills with his carpentry skills. He recently finished an exterior deck and railing that incorporated traditional finished lumber with natural, round branches, which gives the deck softer, more organic feel.

Most of the wood he uses he collects from his family farm on Beaver Creek. For his birdfeeders he uses dead or dying eastern white cedar, abundant in this area. He selects quirky pieces that stand out because they have a different grain or knot or twist. He cuts and dries the pieces of cedar, giving each bird feeder its own, unique personality.

Trevor can be found at local craft shows in Toronto, Peterborough, Kingston, Ottawa and many points between, plus at the Marmora and Campbellford farmers’ markets, where he shares a booth with his fiancé, who sells tasty, organic produce from her bountiful garden. 

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Marmora , ON K0K 2M0 44° 28' 58.6092" N, 77° 40' 55.5816" W

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