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West Wind's Epic Corporate Camp-Out!

The Camp-out of 2014

Galiano Island, Montague Harbour

Every year we brave the weather (however wet it may be) and spend two glorious days camping, boating, fishing, relaxing & eating... Good times were had and oh boy were we well fed!

[...] See the Photos

Jan's Day Off: Raven Hood Deck Re-Dressed

Deck re-fit at Jan and Shelley's

We built in 1988 and moved into a home that was, at its best, considered 60% least in Shelley’s view.  Two out of three bedrooms were finished.  Kitchen had no upper cabinets; lower cabinets were just carcases with no shelving or doors.  Two out of three bathrooms were unfinished and for doors we hung old curtains.  Of course baseboards were nowhere on the horizon, but what we did have was a wonderful brand new 400 Sq.Ft. clear Yellow Cedar deck; specially built for my sister’s wedding in August 1989.  We were the hosts for this gala event! [...] Read More

Community Events & Sponsorships

Two lucky winners of these community events this past May/June walked away with a prize of $500 donated by West Wind. Check out a few photos from the gala events:

Camosun Award Ceremony

School of Trades & Technology Awards
Camosun College

Explorations in wood event

Vancouver Island Woodworkers' Guild
Explorations in Wood Event

Customer Projects: UBC Sculptural Swings

sculpture swings by Peter Fortune

Peter Fortune is steam bending these visually interesting swings using our White Oak. This is what he says about the project:

"Basically we are producing outdoor furniture on campus to make design solutions that are one on one for students. These furniture pieces are swings that are also suspended sculptures and conversation pieces/starters."

See the Photos and Conceptual Art

For Sale

Items at West Wind that we currently have on for sale!

Round table for sale

60″ Round Cedar Table Top

includes oil finish

wooden daysailer for sale

12ft Wooden Daysailer

boat & trailer

Climbing Canada's Second largest Douglas Fir

Climbing "Lonely Doug"

Watch as climbers scale Canada's 2nd largest Douglas fir tree nicknamed "Big Lonely Doug" as he sits amongst clear-cut land.

View in on YouTube

Wood Lovers Unite – It’s a Global Passion

Les Fils de J. George, Paris

This article is compliments of Paul Miller; Retired wood boat builder; Hobby furniture maker.  Paul also writes for Lumber Jock (LJ) Blog as ‘Shipwright’.

On a recent trip to Europe, Paul made a special visit to Les Fils de J. George in Paris, a fourth generation wood veneer manufacturer.
He accounts us with details in the post. [...] Read More