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:
Another busy week here after the holidays. Look at these pretty cool milling jobs we completed:
Red Oak Church Pews made into T&G flooring
2.5″ x 12″ x 42″ Black Walnut Treads to Thunder Bay
RED OAK TREADS 3.75″ x 11″ x 38″ to Nanaimo
3″ x 5′ DIAMETER ROUND CEDAR TABLE to Gabriola Island
The February issue of Canadian House & Home magazine reported a popular new trend in choosing a low-sheen wax oil finish rather than a high gloss, urethane coat. This method is much more eco-friendly and has a more natural look.
At West Wind we carry a pre-oiled floor by Vintage, either wire brushed or a simple UV oil coat. Already have a wood floor or like to oil it yourself DIY style we have a selection of Hardwax oil finished from Oli-Natura.
Joel Radford, Flooring Manager says:
“Overall the show seemed worthwhile. Of the three days Saturday was the busiest with lots of people. Lots of newbies discovering West Wind products for the first time and took brochures/cards. The improved booth had a positive impact. The countertops etc. showed a more fleshed out picture of our products and were a great way to engage with attendees.”
We’re expanding to the Vancouver Home/Garden/Design Show. There are choices folks: Spring vs. Fall. Do you have a thought? Where there’s an opinion, there’s a willing ear. Let us know by answering this poll:
You can also drop Joel an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.