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White Oak Cants to Calgary and More

December 12, 2014 West Wind CompanyHardwood & SoftwoodMilling

The busy Christmas season has started in full swing. Lots of shipments went out this week, here’s some highlights: 6″ x 6″ x 12′ White Oak Cants to Calgary 2″ x 12″ x 3′ Purple Heart to Edmonton 2″ x 6″ S4S Yellow Cedar to Golden Western Maple counter tops to Nanaimo 1.75″ x 66″ Diameter […]

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Jan’s Day Off: Raven Hood Deck Re-Dressed

July 9, 2014 Jan Nielsen Jan's Day Off

We built in 1988 and moved into a home that was, at its best, considered 60% finished…at least in Shelley’s view.  Two out of three bedrooms were finished.  Kitchen had no upper cabinets; lower cabinets were just carcases with no shelving or doors.  Two out of three bathrooms were unfinished and for doors we hung […]

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Joel’s Trip to Stanford University’s Bing Hall

September 24, 2013 West Wind CompanyFlooringProducts

What happens when you mix German beech , BC Yellow Cedar, Stanford university, a Russian woodworker (based in San Francisco) and West Wind Hardwood?  Last summer we manufactured 15,000 square feet of Beech and Yellow Cedar flooring.  The wood was destined for a concert hall on the Stanford campus in California.  This summer we had […]

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Reader’s Forum – Yellow Cedar Deck Chairs

January 13, 2012 West Wind Customer ProjectsHardwood & SoftwoodReader's Corner

But, if you are an Islander, you know what the oil will do to this.  For the construction, you need some good hand planes to deal with the Red Cedar inlay.

If you live on Vancouver Island, you have a deck or patio and have some nasty chairs and tables. If you are a woodworker on Vancouver Island, winter is the time – the gardens are done and the fishing is waning. Two winters ago, my dear friends asked me to build some deck chairs and a […]

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The Yellow Cedar

November 25, 2011 Shelley Nielsen ExplorationHardwood & SoftwoodShelley's Articles

A Communal Resident

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It’s a given that my mission, when on holidays, is to take tree and/or wood-related pictures for our newsletter…and what an opportunity Strathcona Park gave us. This past September, found us on our annual tenting holiday; just before the park closed its gates for the winter. We came prepared, both mentally and physically, for full-day hikes of 5-6 hours; weather permitting. And thus

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