Come out and support the Graduating Class of Camosun’s Fine Furniture program. On now, until June 28th, 8am-8pm daily.
Now available for special order: 12/4 (3″) x 8″ S4S Ipe Decking.
This Ipe was bought in from Brazil, imported to Philadelphia and now it’s off to Vancouver!
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.
I recently read an article form our brokerage company advising that logging practices in the Solomon Islands was not sustainable. So I immediately asked our contact for this wood to comment. Here is what was said:
“The Solomon Islands are a developing country and, as such, suffer from the misfortune of corruption and not having systems in place for conservation to the extent that we have here. It is true that there is illegal logging that occurs on some islands in the country. In particular, there is a great deal of bribery that occurs from the Asian logging companies that use naive landowner’s rights and privileges to log large areas. However, the government is making strides in enforcing conservation. For example, commercial logging can only occur on lands that are below 400 meters above sea level where the forest is accessible to logging. Some islands are low lying, and that is where this illegal activity is centered. There is also a maximum cut rate, and exports are monitored closely and include permitting, right of logging documentation and for species like the Tubi, extraordinary permission to log.
We had the privilege of having some photos sent to us from the Solomon Islands of some locals harvesting a Narra tree. These guys sure are good at what they do, as the photos prove!