Hardwood & Softwood

Taking the “Lesser” out of Our Lesser-Known Species (LKS)

March 25, 2015 Shelley Nielsen Hardwood & SoftwoodShelley's Articles

 Photo by Jan T. Nielsen – Jalisco (2005) Let’s agree that the term lesser-known species (LKS) describes species whose regional forest potential is greater than its current use.  As a renewable natural resource, tropical forests are unique.  The problem is in the utilization of such a varied and variable mixture of wood species. Generally the […]

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Old Window Sill Replacement

March 24, 2015 West Wind Hardwood & SoftwoodMillingStaff

The saga continues with the work on Danny’s old house. This time he’s removing and replacing rotten window sill. Repaired some insect damage in window jambs with epoxy also replaced a structural beam under the window (original damaged by carpenter ants some time ago.) Making new brackets to be structural. Originals were rotted! Will be […]

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The BC Home and Garden Show 2015

March 19, 2015 West Wind EventsFlooringHardwood & SoftwoodMilling

Our second time going to this show and exhibiting our products (flooring, decking and milling more prominently). We had a great attendance, maybe it was the great weather? But overall we were pretty pleased! Jan and Joel showed of our new booth display that was milled and constructed in-house. Check it out:

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Brie Cheese Platters Shipped to Parksville

February 4, 2015 West Wind FlooringHardwood & SoftwoodMilling

These 8000 pieces of pine are used to package and display Brie by Qualicum Cheeseworks. How delicious…. Check out these other jobs sent out this week:

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Yellow Cedar Fishing Lures

January 23, 2015 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingCustomer ProjectsHardwood & Softwood

by Wayne S. Boardman Wayne makes these lures from 2×2 Alaskan Yellow Cedar. He was kind enough to share is technique and a few photos of the “rewards” received in the Cape Cod Canal. I take 2X2 Alaska Yellow Cedar and turn it on a lathe down to a 6 inch Cape Cod Pencil. Through […]

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Burger Serving Platters to Baton Rouge

January 20, 2015 West Wind CompanyFlooringHardwood & SoftwoodMillingSpecialty Wood Products

Check out this week’s milling projects and the places they’ve ended up in.

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