About

Daizen Joinery is guided and managed through the leadership of company founder Dai Yoshito Ona, whose experience in timber frame home building spans two continents and more than two decades. This knowledge is complimented by a keen understanding of materials, engineering and building design.

Daizen’s team of designers, expert timber framers, woodworkers and finishing hand-crafters work closely with contractors, architects, engineers and homeowners to deliver superior materials and service in timber frame building.

Our team members and partners each bring special skills and expertise to projects resulting in exceptional collective work. Together, the team offers distinctive techniques inspired by traditional Japanese workmanship, which are delivered through a combination of precision technology and handcrafting of wood.

At Daizen, we ensure client expectations and understanding of processes are met through all phase of our work, from structural design and engineering to fabrication of timber frames and assembly and installation.

Our company values revolve around being locally focused in sourcing materials, undertaking production processes, and remaining competitive while offering quality and innovation to our clients. We choose to work on a limited number of projects at a time so we can guarantee results.

Daizen Joinery has longstanding membership with the following national and international organizations dedicated to the advancement and integrity of the timber framing industry.

  • BC WoodBC Wood
  • BC Log and Timber Building IndustryBC Log and Timber Building Industry
  • International Log Builders AssociationInternational Log Builders Association
  • Timber Framers GuildTimber Framers Guild

Learn more about our company’s history and meet our team.

"Dai is inventive, honest, and talented. It is a pleasure to be his client, a joy to be his colleague, and a privilege to be his friend."

John and Ingrid Boys, Nicola LogWorks