B A S I L M A R S H A LL - I N M A N
Place of Birth: New Zealand
Country of Residence: Canada - Canadian Citizen since 1989
1959 - 1964 - Journeyman/Finishing Carpenter Apprenticeship Diploma
New Zealand Master Builders Association Inc.
Specializing in Finishing Carpentry.
I have a lifetime of experience building custom designed homes in
New Zealand, Alberta and British Columbia, where I have used my own personal
building companies, Innovative Homes in Alberta and Marshall-Inman Builders
in Sooke, British Columbia.
Now retired from building homes I have turned my love of carpentry into making
tables of different types, first for my own personal use and then for my
children’s homes. The response was remarkable and so now I have great
pleasure being able to use my well equipped wood working workshop,
(with a great view of Gordon’s Beach!) in Otter Point,
exclusively for building furniture.
I take great pleasure in crafting these tables from recycled Canadian West Coast
Maple. The beautiful colour, unique markings, along with the form and shape of the
raw timber are left as natural as possible. This allows the finished work to retain
the original source of the material.
It is intriguing to think that the material was an actual living entity and that
something beautiful can be created to continue the life of the tree, giving a deeper
level of meaning to the work.
The many hours spent to design and find solutions to bring the finished project
into reality is fortunately therapeutic and to have each piece tell a story that is
completely different from the last one created, is worth the time spent making them.
I look forward to continuing my endeavour of using this material, and exploring new
possibilities of what may evolve for the next table. I imagine the salvaged wood from the
tables could be transformed into possibly Wooden Toys, Chopping Boards, Spoons etc.
I invite you to visit our Marshall-Inman Gallery to view future projects.
If you are traveling from a distance, please call ahead to make sure we are here.
TEL: 250 642 5555
Please call ahead if visiting - sorry no cell reception in the area
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