This wood is salvaged from the shores of Lake Laberge.  During the Klondike Gold Rush, and up to the 1960’s, the Yukon River was a major transportation route.  Many of these pieces of wood are Douglas-fir, a species that does not grow in the Yukon.

Bird Feeders (I have six of these for Spruce Bog)
ladder shelfladder shelves made from douglas fir made from douglas fir
bracket shelf made from douglas fir
reclaimed mirrors and Laberge Lumber finishing

sorry, SOLD OUT


These cutting boards are made entirely from salvaged materials.  The wood I collect is not clearly identifiable with the beautiful grain you see here.  I remove the nails, cut out the damaged sections and plane the weathered and warped surfaces.  I join together strips of wood to make one board with a selection of wood types.  After planing and sanding again, I apply a  beeswax wood finish to protect the surface (Clapham’s from Lee Valley).  You can reapply a similar product once or twice a year with a soft cloth, and clean the board with soap and water.  Don’t let it soak in water.  A sprinkle of baking soda will help remove odours.  Your board can be re-planed after several years.  I will be happy to do this.

  sorry, SOLD OUT


All the materials for these gear boxes were either salvaged from the landfill or redirected from a commercial waste stream

Handles are made from broken brooms, snow shovels, chairs and the occasional axe.  Most are hardwood. 



I found these two notes on some of my salvaged wood.  Both are on pressboard panels that form the back of dressers.  In cutting these two pieces, it was clear that the old wood was better quality than any of today’s materials!

The 1977 dresser was made a few months before I moved to Canada from England at age 11.