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.
Our customer Sergei Petrov (Raincoast Builder) is a master at working with Ipe, whether is for decks or really anything else. Check these photos out. More on his website!
Our customer, Janet, tells us about her beautifully finished kitchen in her own words:
I used Aniline water based stain on the Eastern Maple, mixing equal parts of golden oak and honey amber then slightly less of russet amber to get a hint of red. I had much more success in getting even colouring on both the maple plywood and the solid.
We did a shaker style door and I used a Kreg pocket hole jig to assemble the doors. Not probably as strong as woodworkers joints but they were strong enough for the purpose.
The project was a long one (one year) but well worth it.
View more of Doug’s work, and more information on the carvings shown here visit his profile on: northwestnativearts.net
By our customer and Victoria High Teacher, Stewart Wheeler
Victoria High School’s woodworking and construction program starts at the grade 9 level and gives student’s the opportunity to take up to 7 different courses by the time they graduate. In grade 9 students do a simple table -600mm long by 285mm wide by 440mm high out of pine or another inexpensive wood. They will also build a giftbox using a choice of different woods. In grade 10, students will do a detailed display table that introduces a variety of wood joints and techniques – biscuited mitres, mortise and tenon, pocket holes, dados, rabbets, cross laps. They will also be introduced to turning on the wood lathes by producing a simple bowl. The last required project is a box of their selection out of a “Box by Box” book from Lee Valley which has a range of boxes that vary in difficulty.
We are just in awe with this Sapele Kitchen done by our customer Christopher Lang. Well Done!