Hardwood & Softwood
It’s 5 days until Christmas and this week brought some interesting and fun jobs!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.