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Wood Lovers Unite – It’s a Global Passion

July 10, 2014 Shelley Nielsen IndustryReader's CornerShelley's Articles

This article is compliments of Paul Miller; Retired wood boat builder; Hobby furniture maker. Paul also writes for Lumber Jock (LJ) Blog as ‘Shipwright’. “I love to think outside the box and I love to do things I’ve never tried before. Almost every project I start involves design as you go flexibility and at least […]

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The Wood Market – Today….Tomorrow – For You and For Me

January 22, 2014 Shelley Nielsen CompanyHardwood & SoftwoodIndustryShelley's Articles

About a month ago, we received an email from a supplier commenting on the strengthening US dollar and it’s affects on the increasing cost of lumber.  This is an upward trend that is a double-edged sword for Canada; a country reliant on exports and a robust trading partner with the US. “The Hardwood Review Weekly […]

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Big Trees – Big Dreams

September 26, 2013 Shelley Nielsen ExplorationIndustryShelley's Articles

Jan and I have traveled north – beyond on the rapids – to The Broughton Archipelago on three occasions since 2004.  We have always been the smallest, oldest and most wooden boat up there.  It is a go-to destination for yachts, mega-yachts and super-mega yachts without a doubt. Being ‘bookie’ people, we have quite a […]

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Victoria High School’s Woodworking and Construction Program

January 16, 2013 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer ProjectsIndustry

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 […]

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Pacific Yew- The Cognac of Wood

July 4, 2012 Shelley Nielsen ExplorationHardwood & SoftwoodIndustryShelley's Articles

This wood is my absolute favourite of favourites.  Quite simply, it has a richness that speaks to my senses like a fine cognac long-aged in French oak barrels, or perhaps your preference is Grand Marnier.  My kitchen cabinets are made from yew, as are many of our doors here at West Wind Hardwood, and upon […]

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Largest Wooden Apartment Building

June 19, 2012 West Wind Hardwood & SoftwoodIndustry

A Norweigan housing cooperative (BOB) has revealed plans to build what is said to be the world’s largest apartment block. Totalling 14 stories and overlooking the cities famous Fjords, BOB hopes to promote sustainable materials while boosting the county’s forestry industry. “The biggest challenge in building a 14-storey wooden building is preventing big swings amid […]

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