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Woodcarving and Gilding in its true form is done with carefully selected tools and chisels, both antique and modern, similar to those used centuries ago. These tools are used by the skilled craftsman to create an unparalleled finish to the hand-carved work.

Architectural Woodcarving and Gilding is unique when done by hand. The carved and gilded components are important to the design, with slight variations made in the wood, the carvers’ tools make each piece individual. The human element in hand-carved work makes a distinct difference when compared to that of mechanically produced work.

Ben Furse can be found in his Vancouver, BC workshop where he produces fine, hand-carved ornamental work.