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Here at Black Dog Design, our products are created with the highest quality materials and assembled with the most advanced techniques available. From conception, through execution, we are proud of everything we produce. We’re sure you’ll be satisfied with our products.

Who we are

We are a father & son start-up company whose vision is to help other like-minded families in creating memories. We take your vision and make it a family heirloom, to be enjoyed by all. Whether it’s a new family cottage sign that you designed, or custom planters with an engraved name or favorite image, built specifically to your dimensions, to beautify you outside living space. Everything we build, are a product of our client’s specific needs. Just like the people we work with, no two projects are exactly alike. What we build is YOUR design.

What we do

We are all about custom work. Taking an idea and just making it yours. Wood, Steel, Concrete….or any other medium, we will work with you & take your vision to completion. We can burn an image into the side of a Cedar Planter. We can cut steel with a design of your choice, initials, or name of a loved-one and incorporate it into practically anything.

Where we work

We live in Winnipeg, but our cottage is in the Kenora region. We will go wherever you are in the region. From the design stage, we will work remotely and leverage today’s Technology such as Teams & Zoom to virtually meet & collaborate to share your ideas and our conceptual designs. The finished product can either be picked up, or we can deliver right to you, following Provincial Covid 19 guidelines. Safety is our priority.

Meet the team

Clare the “Black Dog”

We bought our family cottage in the Lake of the Woods region about 5 years ago.  Over the past 5 summers, we have taken on all sorts of cottage projects like building decks, patio furniture and even a 2-level “bunk-house” for our ever expanding family.  We constantly design & build “things” that make our little slice of heaven, that much more beautiful.  We do this for 2 reasons:

·  We love taking a concept or vision someone has sitting around the fire, and turning it into a reality…..something we can proudly say “we built it” when friends or neighbors ask where we bought it.

·  It’s really hard to find a company or craftsman to do it for us.  It seems that tradespeople are either too busy, the job is too small, or they are just not interested.

For us, we have always been all about rolling up our sleeves and just doing it!  Our passion is creating custom family heirlooms, that generations to come can love.