About

Andre St Cyr

Andre was a school teacher for 33 years. Throughout his teaching career he continued to create beautiful wooden products and hone his woodworking skills.  During the latter years of his teaching career, he taught part-time in order to spend more time in his shop.

Andre prefers to work with unique pieces of wood with color variation, figure and birds eye.  He was inspired at a young age to work with wood by his great uncle and father who were saw filers and talented craftsmen. Andre is married and has two adult children.  He lives in Duncan, B.C.

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My Process

"I have been purchasing and gathering interesting pieces of wood and trees from many landowners' properties and small mill sites during the past thirty years. Ninety percent of the wood used to make product has been air-dried in my shop for many years."

"Most pieces go through many stages: cutting, shaping, sanding to 240 grit or finer and applying finish. Most bowls are rough turned when they are green and left to dry for five months or more before turning again and finishing. Every product is hand engraved with the name of the wood species."

~ Andre

Workshop

Andre has made over a hundred different products including many custom furniture items. He prefers to work with unique pieces of wood with birds eye, colour and figure from Vancouver Island. He mainly works with the following woods:

  • Western Maple
  • Arbutus
  • Cherry
  • Pacific Yew
  • Garry Oak
  • Birdseye Yellow Cedar

He has sold his work at many different inside and outside markets on Vancouver Island and in Vancouver. He had three pieces of his work showcased in the 2019/20 One Tree Exhibit at the Bateman Foundation in Victoria.

He has also created many products which are used in the dining room and banquet room at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino. Currently, many of his wood products are for sale at the following places, Wickaninnish Inn and Lovecraft Gallery in Tofino, Reflecting Spirit Gallery and Blackrock Resort in Ucluelet, Tigh-Na-Mara Gift Shop in Parksville, Chemainus Theatre Gallery in Chemainus, Imagine That in Duncan; in Victoria, The Bateman Foundation art Gallery  ; Studio 106 and The Three Singing Birds in Whistler.

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Andre St. Cyr
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Get in Touch

Reach out to Andre if you have a question or comment; he'd love to hear from you. Product questions are always welcomed.

Have Questions?

You may have more questions on his process, the woods and finishes he uses, care of products and shipping rates.

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