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West Wind Factory Tour: Lunch and Learn

May 22, 2015 West Wind CompanyEventsFlooringHardwood & SoftwoodIndustryMillingOli-NaturaSpecialty Wood Products

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 […]

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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 […]

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From Air to Water

March 23, 2015 West Wind Boat BuildingIndustryShelley's Articles

In Memoriam My father (1919-2013) was born with salt water in his veins.  Boats were it for him.  And although not formally trained as a naval architect he was a self-taught boat designer and member of the Society of Small Craft Designers.  My childhood holds memories of him spending long evenings – night after night […]

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Danny Completes Apprenticeship

January 23, 2015 West Wind CompanyMillingStaff

Congrats are in order for Danny, our milling manager, who completed his fourth year and received his Joinery certification. Here’s some photos of his final furniture project:  

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Danny Wins Top 3rd Year Apprentice!

September 23, 2014 West Wind CompanyEventsStaff

Our milling manager, Danny Schaftlein, deserves some major congratulations: he has been awarded Top 3rd Year Apprentice by AWMAC (the Architectural Woodworking Manufacturers Association of Canada). He is continuing his studies this fall for his fourth year and we are beyond proud of his success so far! Send him your congrats

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West Wind’s Epic Corporate Camp-Out!

July 8, 2014 West Wind CompanyEventsExplorationStaff

Galiano Island, Montague Harbour Every year we brave the weather (however wet it may be) and spend two glorious days camping, boating, fishing, relaxing & eating… Good times were had and oh boy were we well fed!

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