Creating furniture from the inspirations around us. Each piece of wood is carefully studied and eventually evolves into these unique designs.
William "Spiff" Kafal currently lives and works on Saturna Island, BC.
A self-taught woodworker and permaculturalist, he honed his craft and skills building a house on 4 acres of raw forested land from 1992-1999.
Between the years 2000-2013, he designed and built his log workshop/studio using trees cut from his land, hand hewing them with a broad axe and adze.
In the late 1990's, Spiff was a partner in a small portable saw mill operation, amassing several thousand board feet of various species of BC sourced lumber.
Rare Dutch Elm (Ulmus hollandica), salvaged from trees that once stood on the road to the former Colony Farm in Coquitlam BC, comprises the bulk of his fiber supply and inspires his creations.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE:
1. Juried exhibitor at Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke, BC - July 24 - Aug 3 2015.
2. Collaborative five person Cross Arts Show, Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC - April 23, 2016.
3. Rare Finds Gala Charity Event, Wall Center, Vancouver, BC April 23, 2016.
Donation Value $1,450 - "This Augurs Well".
4. Two pieces currently on display at Saturna Lodge, Saturna Island, BC.