"My name is Daniel Parke, and I am principal of Salal Architecture, a small design oriented architecture firm based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. I have known Burns for over 3 years. I initially worked with him in the design and construction of his own house, and he has also built custom millwork and furniture in my own home.
I always enjoy working with Burns. He is a true craftsman. I meet many different trades on job sites, and Burns is one of a rare breed of highly talented craftsmen who are increasingly difficult to find. He is technically very good with wood, he understands design and aesthetics, is very detailed oriented, is very current with issues around sustainability, is very professional and is a great communicator.
I have no hesitation in recommending Burns Jennings.
Daniel Parke, MAIBC
"We are very happy with the door the Burns designed and built for the main entrance to our home. With a mix of hand crafted wood and glass design, it is a unique work of art as well as a well functioning door. It makes a huge difference to our experience of home to have such a beautiful door. Burns was receptive, reliable and creative person to work with – including our ideas in the project and also bringing his own creativity and experience. We highly recommend working with Burns Jennings."
Caitlin Frost and Chris Corrigan
"“Having seen Burns’ work displayed elsewhere on Bowen Island, we initially contacted him to make a new live edge shelf for the display of a native art etching. We also enquired about possible wall display options for our kitchen, for which he ultimately created a unique burl maple wall plaque. Both works have proven to be stunning in their execution.
Burns demonstrated a professional approach to the projects while possessing a strong creative vision. He was very supportive of incorporating our input and we are pleased to provide our recommendation.”
Fred and Linda Wagner