Ian Laval has been designing and making furniture since 1970. He began in northwest England and now has a workshop at Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. His furniture is the product of native timber — mainly hardwoods like Garry and white oak, walnut, Pacific and eastern maple and occasionally BC fir and red and yellow cedar. He has been intensively involved in felling and processing his own wood for most of his career.
Each piece is made by traditional hand processes, one at a time. Only solid timber is used. Joints are mortice-and-tenon and dovetails are cut by hand. Ian Laval has always worked single-handed. His specialty is the frequent use of sawn veneers taken from the same local trees and processed in the workshop. Ian Laval welcomes commissions and normally keeps a stock of finished furniture for sale.
Owned In: British Columbia
Made In Brentwood Bay, BC:
- Custom Furniture
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