Our customer Sergei Petrov (Raincoast Builder) is a master at working with Ipe, whether is for decks or really anything else. Check these photos out. More on his website!
Our customer, Janet, tells us about her beautifully finished kitchen in her own words:
I used Aniline water based stain on the Eastern Maple, mixing equal parts of golden oak and honey amber then slightly less of russet amber to get a hint of red. I had much more success in getting even colouring on both the maple plywood and the solid.
We did a shaker style door and I used a Kreg pocket hole jig to assemble the doors. Not probably as strong as woodworkers joints but they were strong enough for the purpose.
The project was a long one (one year) but well worth it.
View more of Doug’s work, and more information on the carvings shown here visit his profile on: northwestnativearts.net
Road trips! Why the appeal? Sap rising – Spring Juices Flowing
We’ve always got our motor running; but not on a Harley. We’re heading on the highway but in this instance it’s the Pacific Marine Road. Lookin’ for adventure…..maybe yes; maybe not so much. We are however happy to take whatever comes our way, and it brought us to the Harris Creek Spruce Tree.
The last time Jan and I were on this road was back some 25 years ago. The road was a gravel logging road and the 300 km loop was considered a splendid day trip; a means of getting out of the house and clearing the cobwebs. We had babies in the back and a picnic lunch in the trunk. Back then we had choices; head towards Shawnigan Lake, or take the longer route to Lake Cowichan. Today, its one road only to Lake Cowichan and it’s a busy thoroughfare even on a cold, wet day. It’s paved. It’s scenic. A summer trip is calling. There are periodic wilderness picnic and camping spots and it looks to offer good fly-fishing opportunities. Woodland glory!! If travelling mid-week, remember to take it slow and watch for logging trunks flying along. This is still an actively logged area.
‘Tis the season for Spring Cleaning and Renovations; ask about our Ipé decking and tiles.
Ipé is virtually indestructible by weather, wear & tear and vandalism AND maintenance free. It has the durability and strength of teak but for a lot less money. Well suited for outdoor use, both the tiles and the decking will age to a beautiful light silvery finish.
Don’t want a life-time commitment with your deck, try our Garapa Gold™ decking. Priced like Western Red Cedar with better durability.
Call Lars at 800-667-2275 or 250-656-0848.