We recently received progress pictures of the Chelwood Cabin which is being constructed on Gabriola Island .

The timbers are boxed-heart fir finished with Sansin stain . We typically don’t recommend boxed-heart, but, they were air dried for 6 months plus the moisture levels on Gabriola are higher… Proof of moisture is all the moss on the property. So far there is minimal checking on the posts… They’ll open up a bit this summer, but overall the client and builder are happy and find this acceptable.


This is the Cabin/guest house and the main house is to be built next year.