spanning the life cycle

From design/build, to furniture, forest management, and everything in between, we're involved every step of the way. Ultimately, minimizing waste is about creating harmony between people and their environment—which is the guiding principle in all that we do.

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Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stunning homes that work beautifully.

We employ impassioned craftsmanship and top-quality materials, without exception. We build residential, professional and retail spaces that will last, and last, and last — ultimately one of the most important elements of conservation. Our design/build projects are recognized for their ingenuitive design — such as their efficient use of space (allowing for smaller physical footprints) and efficient use of natural light (allowing for less electricity usage).

 

FEATURED SPACE: HEMLOCK LIVING ROOM

 

1880
Huntsville barn

Hemlock
living room

 

"Recently a friend asked me: If I could change one thing about my North on Sixty kitchen, what would it be? Without hesitation, I replied: Absolutely nothing. It is perfect."

— Evelyne

"There have been days when I have decided to stay in, and then realized it's because the living room North on Sixty designed me is so damn cozy."

— Sam

"While the workmanship was outstanding, it was your ideas that really make the house work. Design that is ingenious; practical; beautiful."

— Paul & Louise:

 
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Furniture

 

 

 

 

We build FURNITURE you won't need to replace.

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The Mackenzie

This Old-Growth Yellow Birch table features ‘quilting’, a naturally-occurring pattern that gives the wood an almost three-dimensional, holographic look. Yellow Birch is especially hard, which makes it perfectly suited for a table that can be passed on through the generations. Walnut bowtie keys hold the end checks.

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The Waterline

On a beaver pond, you’ll often see the animals’ handiwork decorating the water—floating and protruding through the surface. This table is a ‘joint venture’ between North on Sixty and the beavers near our shop. It features two of their favourite woods—White Birch and Maple—and 15mm low-iron glass.

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The Nonna

It’s the cutting board you need because it’s the only cutting board you’ll ever need. Each heirloom piece is handcrafted from end-grain White Oak, whose fibers self-heal, resist splitting, and remain gentle on knives. Its naturally-occurring tannin contain anti-microbial properties.

 

FEATURED PIECE: SPALTED RED MAPLE TABLE

Cutting 'big wood' with our Alaskan Mill

Toronto's Te Aro Coffee Roasters

 
 
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The North on Sixty Guarantee

We stand behind our work. If you're not satisfied with the quality of a product, we'll fix it or take it back. Simple. As it should be.

 
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Forestry

 

 

 

 

20 species.
Hundreds of slabs.
infinite possibilities.
WElcome to our brand new online wood store.

Complete your project using our character woods. Raw, surfacing, with finish, or ready to setup — you decide. We offer a full range of services including sawmilling, drying, planing, straightlining, millworking and cutting to custom lengths.

Question about our wood inventory? Call us anytime at 1.877.985.2458 or email hello@northonsixty.com

 

 
 

North on Sixty is proud to be Ontario's official Kebony® distributor. Learn about Kebony →

 
 

 

FORESTRY IS OUR FOUNDATION.

We follow the highest standards in the forests we manage.

The forests owned and managed by North on Sixty have achieved Forest Stewardship Council® certification (FSC® C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s Forest Certification Program. The FSC® is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

We salvage wood from sources that minimize environmental impact. We've used wood from barns, farmhouses, warehouses, factories, plane hangars, bridges, and the list goes on. All of our recycled and water-recovered woods have been sourced within 300 kilometres of our shop, as have 90% of our woods from managed forests.

We offer a full range of forest management services to others.

Forest management is inherently a long-term investment—as good investments so often are.

The reality is that much of Southern Ontario's best trees have been taken—what remains is largely the more undesirable species (Poplar, Balsam Fir, and to a lesser degree Spruce). They quite literally prevent sunlight from reaching the understory where many of the more desirable species experience stunted growth. Cutting out the less desirable trees through a tecnique called release-thinning accelerates what would otherwise be a natural process.

We are advocates for responsible forestry and advise widely on the subject across Ontario, offering a full range of services including Managed Forest Tax Incentive Plans.

We take great care of the land on which we work and live.

In the original construction of our site, we positioned the buildings in a way that allowed us to keep all of the land's healthy, mature trees.

To heat our buildings we use an outdoor wood boiler to heat a mix of food-grade glycol and water, which then gets pumped through more than two kilometers of plastic tubing. The wood comes from managed forests, shop cutoffs, and our sawmill’s slabwood.

We keep to an absolute minimum the packaging coming into our shop, and source-separate and reuse cardboard for the packaging going out. And, with the exception of the inevitable cutoffs from cabinet production, our entire operation typically produces just one bag of garbage per week.