Thoughtful Gifts for the Holidays

Thoughtful Gifts for the Holidays

There’s gift for every wood lover this holiday! We’ve come up with a simple guide to help you narrow it down and find them the perfect gift.

The Chef

You love attending their dinner parties and they always impress with their table setting and decor. They share your love for cuisine and take pride in showing off their hard work they do in the kitchen.

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A West Wind Charcuterie, butcher block or serving board is the perfect gift for them. We can customize it to any sizes and have a variety of woods to choose from. Why not make it personal? Engraving a sentimental message, initials or drawing makes for an incredibly special gift.

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Copper Sinks in Santa Clara Del Cobre, Michoacán

Copper Sinks in Santa Clara Del Cobre, Michoacán

Wood…..Copper.  Copper…..Wood.   Not much in common with the exception that both are natural resources; both allow much expression of design and beauty; both call to Jan and Shelley.

This past March knowing that we were returning to the town of Pátzcuaro after 5-years, we came with measurements and a plan to return to the Village of Santa Clara Del Cobre.  The arts and crafts skills in the villages around Lake Pátzcuaro and elsewhere in Michoacán have been passed down to this day, becoming more finely honed with each successive generation, producing craftsmen who are among the finest in the country.

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A Coffee Table and Side Tables

A Coffee Table and Side Tables

by Bill Howard

From a local customer Bill Howard.  This is a fabulous critique on the background tech side of an at-home project…..in his words.


The primary wood is American Cherry. The secondary wood is Yellow Poplar.

The style is Shaker.  The case joinery is all mortise and tenon; frame and panel.  The design is my own.  My wife, Jennifer, wanted me to make these for our family room.

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BC Technology Education Association – Conference 2015

BC Technology Education Association – Conference 2015

Lars attended the BCTEA Annual Conference on Friday, October 23. Usually the conference circulates around the province giving long-distance schools an opportunity to attend with minimal traveling expenses but this year it was held in Vancouver, BC at Gladstone Secondary once again. Lars told me that he has finally reached that ripe age where most professionals are looking younger than him but rather than feeling ‘old’ he was gratified to see so many teachers; both young and young-at-heart in attendance.

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Our New Joinery Apprentice

Our New Joinery Apprentice

Now that Danny Schaftlein, Our Milling Manager, has completed the 4-year Joinery Programme at BCIT, Joel is following in his footsteps and completed his first year. He worked through the ranks rising to Flooring Manager; always with an active keen interest in woodworking. This certification will enhance Joel’s knowledge of wood floors; complimenting his eclectic woodworking background.

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