Hardwood & Softwood
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. Your drink is now bursting with the romance of robust flavours of the tropics; a beverage transcending the ordinary. Simply put, muddling is the ultimate expression of a fruit-enhanced cocktail.
Don’t have an official muddler yet; tired of rummaging through the kitchen drawer only to find improvising with chopsticks doesn’t quite complete the job? Whisks…lovely to twirl but hard to crush delicate leaves, and finally, you’ve stumbled upon a wooden spoon. Bingo…except for that lingering taste of garlic in the mint. Paaallllllllease!!
Add a wooden muddler to your drink-making kit. There are styles for every taste of bartender and for every type of function. Choose between a gently rounded, flat or textured shape – and you’ll have the ability to achieve everything from gentle bruises to a coarse crush. Mint leaves need a light hand but a healthy slice of orange needs a little more work. Personalize the feel and incorporate an angled top edge – give your thumb a little extra leverage.
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.
Joel Radford, Flooring Manager says:
“Overall the show seemed worthwhile. Of the three days Saturday was the busiest with lots of people. Lots of newbies discovering West Wind products for the first time and took brochures/cards. The improved booth had a positive impact. The countertops etc. showed a more fleshed out picture of our products and were a great way to engage with attendees.”
We’re expanding to the Vancouver Home/Garden/Design Show. There are choices folks: Spring vs. Fall. Do you have a thought? Where there’s an opinion, there’s a willing ear. Let us know by answering this poll:
You can also drop Joel an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are just in awe with this Sapele Kitchen done by our customer Christopher Lang. Well Done!
Now Available through West Wind!
For ages, the finest builders, carpenters and craftsman alike have relied on Douglas Fir for its superior strength, exceptional workability and overall attractive appearance.
Our Kiln Dried Timbers are dried and handled with the same care and attention to quality as all our specialty products.
Our timbers are subject to:
- Long, customized drying cycles to increase stability, reduce checking and maximize equalization.
- Superior surfacing quality
- Certified grading, HT and KD certification
Visit Our Timbers section on our website for more information on available sizes, grades, services and surfacing options!
West Wind Hardwood is your one-stop source for lumber and value added milling services.
Our selection of high quality machinery provides you with an easy and convenient way of getting the end product you need to successfully complete your project.
Excellence comes naturally. Rely on our expertise and extensive product knowledge to turn rough lumber into a beautifully milled finished product.
Our in-house Milling Services Include:
Talk to us about your specific needs. We can advise you on how best to complete your project. Have a look at our milling pages to see some of examples of our previous jobs. Our standard services are listed below; ask us about custom milling. Email us for a quote for your job
- Custom S4S
- Tongue and Groove
- V-groove paneling
- Bead and Cove
- Specialty profiles
- Thickness sanding
- Custom flooring
- Stair Treads & Nosing
- Reducers and T-moldings
- Teak decking
- Custom laminations
- Hardwood countertops
- Plywood Scarfing
- and more…
Have a look at our Milling Gallery to see what new and interesting things we are making.