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by Kathy Sabo January 01, 2024
As the sun sets over the vast prairies of Saskatchewan, Derevo Designs emerges as a beacon of craftsmanship and passion. Sean's affinity for woodworking goes beyond the confines of a workshop; it's a love story with every grain of wood and each unique creation that finds a home.
Delving into their story, Sean and Lindsay's union marked not only the beginning of their life together but also ignited Sean's creative spark. The "card box" project for their wedding became a testament to his skills and a precursor to the artistic journey that awaited them.
The subsequent home projects showcased not only Sean's technical prowess but also his artistic vision. The bathroom renovation's built-in wall cabinet, an aesthetic delight, was just the beginning. The wall of cabinets in Sean's shop, surpassing the charm of many kitchens, became a canvas for his evolving craft. Through these projects, Sean discovered not only his love for woodworking but also the challenges that lay ahead.
Saskatoon's limited options for hardwood lumber didn't deter Sean; instead, it motivated him to seek out quality suppliers. The quest began with local wholesalers, ensuring a steady supply of top-notch Canadian hardwoods. However, Sean's aspirations extended beyond the domestic. He yearned for the richness of character found in burls, figured wood, and exotic woods from around the world. This led him to build relationships with suppliers who shared his passion.
The journey to source these unique materials is a saga in itself. Sean personally selects logs and burls from the sawyers who harvest them, creating a connection between the raw material and the final product. Burl from Australia, with its three-month voyage, adds an international flavor to Derevo Designs' creations, infusing each piece with a global touch.
The crafting process is a labor of love, with every crib board, cutting board, or playing card holder telling a story. The dedication that Sean and Lindsay pour into their creations is not just a job; it's a commitment to excellence. Each sale signifies more than a transaction; it's a vote of confidence in their artistry and a contribution to the ongoing evolution of Derevo Designs.
The continued growth of their business is a testament to the support they receive from patrons who appreciate the unique charm of their products. Every purchase becomes a catalyst for progress, enabling Sean and Lindsay to refine their craft year after year. The journey they've undertaken is not just about woodworking; it's about building a community of individuals who value the art of creation.
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by Kathy Sabo February 15, 2024 1 Comment
by Kathy Sabo February 01, 2024
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