Tag Archives: spruce

Ondolation Wall Art

OndolationThese wavy wall art pieces show that even a soft and not often used wood such as spruce can be very interesting. The texture makes you want to touch this piece. White Spruce is the official tree of Manitoba. The large one can be displayed either horizontally or vertically. The two small ones are of similar size–one horizontal and one vertical.

-large: 1.82M L x 52cm H x 40mm T (72″L x 20.5″H x 1.5″T))
Price: $185
-small horizontal/vertical: 91cm L/H x 60cm H/W x 40mmT (36″L x 24″H x 1.5″T)
Price: $135

 

Les tabourets

grade 5/6, step stoolToday we were in our community at Rossburn Elementary School. We built a stool (un tabouret) with each of the grade 5/6 French students. We chose this class as we are both trying to improve our French.

These projects involve a lot of time and extra help is always appreciated. Fortunately, the grade 7/8 French class volunteered to assist us. They played games (in French) with half the students while the other half assembled their stools.

l'épicéa, step-stoolThe stools can also be used as a step-stool and were made from white spruce. White spruce (l’épicéa) is the official tree of the province of Manitoba. The top was textured both for interest and to provide a non-slip area.

 

 

It’s fun to work with students as they are always enthusiastic–even before they know they will receive a loot bag! The local office of Louisiana-Pacific provided us with tape measures, lip balm and balloons. Pencils were provided by the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve.

We had an enjoyable and productive day building a useful item, speaking French and having fun–just another great day in the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve where we live, work and play!