A Coffee Table and Side Tables

A Coffee Table and Side Tables

by Bill Howard

From a local customer Bill Howard.  This is a fabulous critique on the background tech side of an at-home project…..in his words.

The primary wood is American Cherry. The secondary wood is Yellow Poplar.

The style is Shaker.  The case joinery is all mortise and tenon; frame and panel.  The design is my own.  My wife, Jennifer, wanted me to make these for our family room.

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VOL. 59 – Customer Projects

VOL. 59 – Customer Projects

The Scouts have finally finished the boats we started nearly two years ago and wanted to get these photos of the boys taking them out on Beaver Lake earlier this month.  It was a perfect evening to go out and the boys really enjoyed themselves.  The sense of pride in their faces knowing that they build something that actually floated was great to see.

I would like to thank you again on behalf of the 3rd Douglas Scout Group for your generous donation of material to make this project happen.


Mike Dwyer

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Project Five: Customer Fundraiser

Jeremy Smith has been a customer of ours for a long while and has made several projects with our wood for his woodworking blog Photocopier Reincarnations. Here’s a just a sample of some of his work, always adding some form of recycled wood or parts.


His Mission With Project Five

Woodworking isn’t his only passion, however, he has a degree in horticulture and would like to expand his degree to include Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR), a 2-year world-class Masters in Science program run by the European Commission.

With this under his belt he will be able to help farmers with their crops in ecologically damaged areas such as the Sahel in Central Africa, where malnutrition is a serious issue. More details are in the following video and on his funding page here.

bamboo-jsmithFund raising for his training can also be made by purchasing a bamboo cutting board.

“Help us help the farmers. Help us feed their families. Help us save their forests so their children can enjoy them too.”
Gratefully yours,

Annie and Jeremy Smith




Customer Projects Vol.58


We have some talented customers! This is someone’s layup of there next project…


Poetic Justice – an innovative idea by Bruce Obee of North Saanich, BC

The dreaded miracle moulding has made a comeback as something useful—a drying rack for oiled fir.

Sailboat by Roy Morford after selling his Acorn 15 he built this next (with meranti ply from us). He’s starting to build a new sailboat, an Argie 15.