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.

Volume 56: Customer Projects

Thanks to this month’s contributors for submitting photos and details of there projects.

Yellow Cedar Chest

by David L Johnson

His photo also came with this lovely testimonial, thanks David!

Many months ago, you folks helped me in my search for some top-of-the-line yellow cedar for a carving project.  You found a log on North Vancouver Island. It was milled shipped to you, and you alerted me to its arrival. I came, selected some pristine timber and went away poorer but happy! The project was a wedding present for my son and now daughter-in-law. You asked if you could have a photo of the results, which delighted all concerned. Many thanks again to all of you for your fine service and knowledge.


Guitar & Douglas-fir Bar

Patrick Poulin made the beautiful guitar, it was a hobby project and will be his first and last guitar. Come on Patrick! We know talent when we see it!

Kevin Morrin made the bar top and had this to say about his West Wind experience:

I found a great slab of fir in your loft this fall, and you help plane and cut the mitres. It all came together really well and I’m really happy with how the bar top ended up looking. Thanks for the extra time spend addressing some issues with the measurements. On the hunt for another project now!

Great Kevin, you know where to find us!

guitar by patrick poulin douglas-fir bar

We shared Eric Letham‘s completed project last issue, this month we get a peak at his latest work-in-progress.

eric letham

Our customer Matt Dolmage was busy over the holidays with creating more beautiful guitars and speakers.

Beautifully crafted chair by Steve Kristoffy. This chair can be available on special order. Contact Steve if your interested in having one of these made for yourself!

chair by steve (2)