Paradise Hill Designs was created by Rick and Heidi Burtenshaw in 2002. They had moved to a rustic log home in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia, Canada where the post office is eight miles away and the nearest city, Prince George, B.C., is about a 90 minute drive away. Rick started to build furniture for their house, using simple tools and barnwood they had found on the property. A passion for designing and creating took over: Rick handcrafting a beautiful woodworking shop, and Heidi sketching original designs of functional home décor and trying her hand at woodburning and painting.

As they streamlined their production, the process took shape. The first step was the reclaiming of aged wood in the surrounding area, which most often required dismantling dilapidated fences. The wood was then brought into the shop where Rick removed any nails and left the boards to dry. They made all their own designs; sometimes it was just a pencil sketch of an idea, most times it was hands on the wood right away. The designing and production involved a lot of quiet listening and being ‘in the flow’.

Owned In: British Columbia

Made In Fraser Lake, BC:

  • Wooden Boxes
  • Frames and Mirrors
  • Jewelry Display

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Last Updated September 27, 2022