April 30, 2015 – Exploring BC’s Millwork Industry: Beyond the Basics
Seminars, Demo’s and Factory Tour for the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects
Partnered with Roy Manion, Manager, Specifiers Program of the BC Wood Specialties Group Hosted by West Wind Hardwood Inc Driven by Joel Radford and Shelley Nielsen Attended by 25 Architects and Designers from Southern Vancouver Island
This was both a challenge and a hoot for us. We’d never considered offering an on-site learning opportunity until Roy approached us. He nurtured us; coddled us; encouraged us. And it was a success, as born witness by this excerpt from the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects’ Newsletter………
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:
Check out our updated Culinary Pages on our website for Dining and Entertaining; whether for your home or for larger commercial venues, we can help outfit the kitchen, the dining room, the outdoor patio. We hope our collection will inspire all aspects of cooking, dining and feasting.
Watch for our Home and Garden Updates coming soon!
Two lucky winners of these community events this past May/June walked away with a prize of $500 donated by West Wind. Check out a few photos from the events:
School of Trades & Technology Awards – Camosun College
Lars attended the Gala Evening and presented Melissa Miralles the Top Fine Furniture Student Award. Awarded to a graduating Fine Furniture student with the highest overall combined theory and practical marks. Congrats Melissa!
Vancouver Island Woodworkers’ Guild – Explorations in Wood
We presented Alfons Laicher (for his stunning Western Maple wardrobe) our donated prize of $500.
Additionally, Congrats to our long-time customer, Keith Battersby for his fine representation of his Western Maple chair and table.
Visit Pender Island this June 28th & 29th to experience the Hope Bay Boat Days. A wonderful, family friendly event sure to impress with live outdoor music, kids boat building, rowing races and much more!
We milled up some Fir for George earlier this year and he recently sent us these images of the hull plank replacement he did this summer on his boat using that fir! The skill of wooden boat building never ceases to amaze!
3rd Douglas Sea Scouts Boating Building Projects
We donated about $500 worth of marine plywood to this local Sea Scout project. Instructor, Laurie Armstrong, kept us in the loop with the progress:
“14 Sea Scouts arrived and after a safety demonstration by Ross (tapping his glass eye with a screw driver and cutting a wrist sized soupbone on the bandsaw) the boys laid out patterns and cut all the pieces for four boats- bottom, 2 sides and 2 transoms. The hard part was keeping parents and leaders backed off so the kids could do the work. Each crew signed the bottom of what will be their boat, and so feel a sense of ownership as well as accomplishment. The adults were amazed at the dedication and focus, apparently expecting much less. Stocks are built so on Jan 4th we will continue and stitch and glue the boats together. That should give them a real boost to see the parts they cut be transformed into boats. Then it’s just gype and sand and sand and sand …… Then thwarts, knees and trim. all a success so far.”
Thank You Laurie and Leader Mike Dwyer for the updates and photos! Nice to see such inspired youth!