Levi Durston I was born and raised in good ol' Saskatchewan, Canada. I quickly grew to have a passion for woodworking ever since my parents finally gave me permission to use the scroll saw. Since that day as a 10 year old boy, I have grown to excel in the craft beyond anyone of my age. Being complimented by woodworkers across North America and the world on the professionalism of my work.
~ Spray Finishing
~ Cabinet Installation
~ Trim Installation
~ Custom Made Furniture
~ Cabinet Design
~ Furniture Design
~ Custom Cabinetry
~ Custom Trim Work
~ Refinishing and Restoring
~ For any other jobs not listed above, please inquire with details of your project.
~ I am very competitive in my estimates, and will do whatever I can to match or beat my competitors, while offering you a higher quality product.
~ On projects over $500 I require a 50% down payment. Then, upon completion, a final payment for the remaining amount owed.
~ Please contact for additional information or for a free estimate.
~ I continually strive to back my quality work with quality customer service. It is something I do not take lightly. Seeing the smile of a client when they see their final piece is something that never grows old.
~ Integrity, quick responses, quality made products, as well as respect for the clients schedule, are just some of the areas of service I work to attain.
~ Every piece I construct, I hand pick the very best materials made available to me.
~ I have a love for the art of woodworking and the natural beauty of wood. Therefore; the quality of materials is something I never want to sacrifice in order to save myself a penny or two.
Quality, not Quantity is something I would often hear growing up as a child. Since then, every piece I cut, shape, craft, design, and finish, I work on it with the care and precision as if it were to be in my own home. Woodworking is not just a job, it is a passion. My own standard is often harder to attain then even the client's. I hope you enjoy some of my work shown below and see the detail that goes into each piece.
From Minecraft to Woodcraft – Custom Mincraft wall art.
Levi’s Attic Toys – I am currently working on a line of hand crafted, vintage-looking toys. Contact below for more information.
Beautiful Classy Mantel
Large Custom Intarsia Piece
Fun with frames
Weathered and worn
No short cuts…
Age Befo….With Beauty
Aged beyond it’s years…
Fireplace (After) – The clients told me after, that they had asked multiple custom cabinet makers in the city to do this job for them. Not one of them knew what to do with the original fireplace or how to go about it.
Fireplace (After) – The clients couldn’t believe it when they saw the finished piece! This is one job we will always be proud of.
Fireplace (Design) – This is what I had envisioned and designed when I was faced with what to do with the original fireplace.
Fireplace (Before) – I had a client contact me asking if I would be interested in making a built in stereo cabinet to cover up the existing stone fireplace and hearth.
The Multitudes – Less than half the number of “Gumball Machines” are shown in this photo of a massive order.
Crafts for Kids! – I make hundred upon hundreds of wooden craft kits and games for kids. This should give you a taste of my production line!
Vanity Design – One of my earlier designs as I was starting in cabinetry.
Laundry Cabinets – This was actually only my second try at making cabinets. After both designing and constructing the piece, I was quite pleased with the eloquent colonial look of the final product.
Curved Valance – This piece was one of the most interesting pieces I’ve made yet. It was made to cover a vented fan in a bathroom. Client had wanted it to match the existing Vanity, hence the design.
Bed Frame Design -2- The corners would have a bit of a floating look to them as the sides and foot of the bed curve up at the corners into a dovetail joint.
Bed Frame Design -1- This was a unique bed frame design I had done up for one of my clients this spring.
Change Table Design – Here is a piece I will be crafting for my brother and his wife. It will be a modern-rustic look when finished.
Cabinet Design – This is definitely a different looking piece, between the pillar, natural wood and paint black finish. However I am excited for the outcome of this piece!
Laundry Cabinets – A Traditional look in the trim on this piece, I love this look.
About this Blog // Now that I have a blog, I guess this means I need to start living an exciting life! haha. For those of you who care to read and follow what I'm keeping busy with, I'll try not to bore you! I hope to share both my mistakes and successes, as well as inspire you as an individual and woodworker.
I am so pleased to have yet another project under the belt! I questioned myself throughout the building of this unique cabinet… Was I bringing out the worn look I was aiming for? Are the proportions balanced? When you are a perfectionist , and are looking at your own work for over a week, you can really start wondering if the client will be pleased. However, when I finally installed the last of the trim from the puzzle of various cabinet pieces, it exceeded my own expectations as well as the expectations of the client. That’s what I’m after. Bringing smiles to my client’s faces.
I am pleased to say there is not an ounce of MDF or particle board in this entire piece. All solid oak and premium plywood. Many times I see ways that I could save a penny or two in using more plywood than solid wood. But will never allow myself to compromise the quality of my work for the sake of pocketing more money. My dad always taught me, “Do what you love and money will come. Maybe not at first, but it will.” I am not making as much as maybe I would have hoped. Yet I strive to offer the highest quality work I can, and as my dad says, “The money will come.” In my opinion there are way too many trades guys’ looking to cut corners to save some money. I want to set myself apart from them and never work for the money, but rather for a quality product to bring about a more than pleased client.
Next in the working, is a fireplace mantle built-in, similar to one I had built a year ago. Very excited to see it come together!
Until then, thanks for reading and we will see ya next time!
I guess this marks my first ever blog post! I’m excited for what lies ahead, especially in the fall for my career as a woodworker. It’s been a process getting my name out there, but I have big plans in the fall to finally make my company get on it’s feet. Just in the last two weeks, I’ve bought two Delta planers, a 20″ 7.5 HP, and a 15″ 3 HP. I then bought a Ridgid Table saw which I am very pleased with! In the fall I have plans to kick start with advertising, as I construct a cabinet job that I have booked in for after the summer. Lots to come, and I am so looking forward to what the future of my business holds!
Until next time,