Member Spotlight: Bowerman’s Handcrafted Furniture

Posted by Rumin Mann
September 17th, 2010

“If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

…does anybody hear?” Rick Bowerman and his design team at Bowerman’s Handcrafted Furniture in Squamish certainly do. They’ve carved a name for themselves as some of BC’s premier craftsmen and designers of reclaimed and recycled wood furniture.

Rick insists that they never cut down trees for their reclaimed furniture. They rely on a local woodsman who alerts them to trees that have fallen. The majority of the local reclaimed wood he uses is western maple or cedar, adding fir to the mix for a more contemporary look. He also “imports” reclaimed pine flooring from farmhouses in Ontario and Quebec. “Every piece of wood has a story to tell.”

Bowerman started his business restoring antiques, learning the basics and importance of sound joinery skills. Quality is paramount to his team who still use traditional methods to craft each unique piece. Their skill is evident in the other main focus of the business – custom wood cabinetry. Known for their “impeccable design and craftsmanship”, Bowerman’s cabinets are built with locally sourced wood and low VOC products. Other popular products include tables, benches, sideboards and armoires with every piece built in-house from start to finish to the highest standards.

Rick Bowerman will always value the natural beauty of wood and what you can create from it. He says most of the time, he can already see the finished piece before the first cut is made. With the desire for homeowners looking for custom pieces while incorporating recycled and green products, his business is growing. Creativity and attention to detail have made Bowerman’s the choice of designers, contractors and homeowners across British Columbia.

Bowerman’s is thrilled to be part of BC Wood and invites members to visit their website to find out more at

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