meet the maker

Within the Grain

    Master woodturner

  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Established: 2009
"Every day I get to work with the most beautiful woods"

Within the Grain is a wood turning and carving studio run by artist Derek Banke. Crafting one-of-a-kind wood and soapstone carvings, accessories, coffee tables and end tables, Banke uses a lot of locally sourced wood such as oak, cherry, maple, walnut, and pine. His work is so popular here at Maker House, we have a hard time keeping his beautiful rolling pins and spinning tops in stock!

Having lived in the Ottawa area for most of his adult years, Banke is a licensed carpenter who, like many others, jumped on the high-tech roller coaster that came through the area in the late 90's. In 2009, after many years in an office, Banke decided to get his hands dirty again and hasn't looked back since!

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