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The Making of a Table for the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

( A gift from Vanbots/Carrillion to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre)


March 12, 2009


March 14, 2009




January 30, 2010


May, 2011


May, 2011

A special purpose wood drying chamber had to be built for this project.

July 16, 2011


July 16, 2011


July 16, 2011

September 2011

(24 ft. long x 5 ft. wide x 2 3/8" thick)

A close up image "in the rough" before any final sanding and clear coating


Working on the Table Legs/Base

( note the temporary pivots at each end for turning purposes )


November 2011




Late November 2011


Now comes three questions . . . . . .


How do we move this table to its new location ? 

(24 ft. x 5 ft. x 2 3/8")

Which room will it be placed in ? 

How do we decorate the room ?



Later in November 2011


The Royal Victoria Hospital Planning and Art Committee finally had an actual viewing of the finished table,

were pleasantly surprised at its "artistic" form,

and then unanimously voted to place it in a prominent public location so that "everyone" may view it.


Its "new" function will be to help reveal the history of the RVH


The finished function and form to be revealed at a later date)




December 09  2011



December 09  2011



December 09  2011



December 09  2011


On its way to "Temporary Storage"




January 2013

 Out of Storage, in its New Location and being mounted on a wall.

Will it be called the "Tree of History" ?




A glimpse of what is to be revealed some time in the future.



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