Hardwood & Softwood

Live edge W.Maple Charcuterie plates to Toronto

December 19, 2014 West Wind EventsHardwood & SoftwoodMillingOli-NaturaSpecialty Wood Products

It’s 5 days until Christmas and this week brought some interesting and fun jobs!


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White Oak Cants to Calgary and More

December 12, 2014 West Wind CompanyHardwood & SoftwoodMilling

The busy Christmas season has started in full swing. Lots of shipments went out this week, here’s some highlights: 6″ x 6″ x 12′ White Oak Cants to Calgary 2″ x 12″ x 3′ Purple Heart to Edmonton 2″ x 6″ S4S Yellow Cedar to Golden Western Maple counter tops to Nanaimo 1.75″ x 66″ Diameter […]


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The New Porch for the Old “Newer” House

September 24, 2014 West Wind Hardwood & SoftwoodOtherStaff

Everyone who works at West Wind has formed a close relationship with wood.  Most are passionate and take advantage of any opportunity to use and/or work with it.  Our Flooring Manger, Joel is no different.  In fact he set the bar for everyone else.  He’s been with us since 1998; still in high school at the time […]


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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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As Clear as a Mud: Wood Muddlers

July 16, 2013 Shelley Nielsen Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingHardwood & SoftwoodShelley's Articles

Summer has arrived on the West Coast, and Summer’s Dog Days leads us directly to Mojito Season.  Sticks have long been used to mash fruit; today they are still used in cocktail bars and called muddlers, muddle sticks, mojito muddlers. Why muddle?  Muddling bruises the leaves or skin of the fruit releasing oils and flavours. […]


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Sapele Mahogany Used in House Reno

May 15, 2013 West Wind Customer ProjectsHardwood & Softwood

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.


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