Crazy May Specials!

May 13, 2015 West Wind Specials

VG KD Douglas Fir Veneers:

vg fir veneers

3mm x 8″ x 6′-12′
$1.00 linft (2800 linft available)

Flooring Panels

2′ x 4′ to 2’x 7′ approximately, different species

Ideal for table tops?

$3.00 sqft.



This Week: New Flooring End-Matcher Arrives!

April 23, 2015 West Wind EventsMilling

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That’s right! We now have an end-matcher for our flooring!

New End-Matcher for T&G flooring

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This Week: Shoe Shine Kit Boxes and More!

April 13, 2015 West Wind Events

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Western Maple Live Edge serving platters to Vancouver


VG Teak decking to Victoria


Mitered VG Fir Mantle to Victoria


Thick VG Fir treads to Toronto


Shoe shine boxes to Victoria



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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)

 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 domestic market is less discriminating than the export market and over time a scale of preference develops and the average consumer is generally unaware that thousands of useful wood species exist. Some species are in high demand, while others are merely acceptable. At the other end of the spectrum, however, is a large number of species broadly and variously called “lesser-known species”, “secondary species”, “unpopular species” and “weed species”.



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Customer Projects: Vol.57

March 24, 2015 West Wind Artwork & Hobby WoodworkingBoat BuildingCustomer Projects

Apron Nesting Tables 

By Paul Miller


The walnut solids are ebonized with ferrous ion solution and the tops are identical four way matches of Walnut burl.

There’s a Lumberjocks project post here.

And a build blog here. (more…)


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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 coating those with an epoxy barrier coat.

Removed all the sash (5 total) stripped them and will be repainting this weekend. Also replaced all the sash cords for the counter weights.

Just like repairing a wooden boat.


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