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By West Wind’s Danny Schaftlien
These beautiful photos were supplied to us from our milling manager, Danny. Crystal clear, aquamarine water and ancient Ottoman ruins. What a fantastic locale for boating!
This custom 60″ round clear Red Cedar table top is for sale right now at West Wind.
$900 – includes an oiled finish. Contact us (1-800-667-2275) if you are interested!
photo credit: Sergei Petrov of Raincoast Builder
Wood decks are marvelously flexible structures that can be designed and built to suit you, your family and the property you live on. They make great additions to homes of all ages and are superb for businesses like pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants that want to create an attractive outdoor room for their customers to enjoy.
Market research shows that the popularity of decking and associated landscape structures is growing in leaps and bounds. Wood decks are now an established part of garden design and add tremendous re-sale value. Anyone who is thinking about building a deck should ensure that the materials used are fit for this purpose and that the builder knows what they are doing as properly built decks will provide years of pleasure. It is absolutely crucial, particularly with a raised deck, that the structure is safe and sound after completion; not new information, but it does merit a timely reminder, and following your local building code should ensure a lifespan of at least 25+ years.
Tim was kind enough to give us photos of several of his beautiful sculptures. He describes him and his art as such:
I am a self taught woodcarver living in the small, beautiful village of Sointula on an island off North Vancouver Island. My work is an expression of a my love and fascination of the coastal world around me. I take great joy in my art and in particular the constant learning. I feel as if I have been constantly learning since I started carving 29 years ago with a swiss army knife sitting on a beach while cruising the coast by kayak. I have always pursued my art as a way of making an income as a means of living in this remote part of the coast. I work primarily in yellow cedar which I can obtain locally, I also use red cedar, yew wood, maple, alder and black walnut.
Roger Allard is working on a total house renovation on Salt Spring Island with all new quartered Sapele Mahogany window frames using 3” and 4” thick to construct the windows. It’s going to be stunning! The the photos to view the slideshow.