Useful and Trusted Links - West Wind Hardwood

Mariners/Boat Enthusiasts

Associations, Clubs and Societies

Antique and Classic Boat Society (Pacific/Northwest)
Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Ltd.

Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club

Traditional Small Craft Association
Classic Yacht Association
American Schooner Association
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society, Inc.
San Francisco Maritime National Park Association
Wooden Boat Foundation – Centre for Maritime Education
The Grove Woodworking School – lead by master shipwright Tony Grove


Yacht Designer Tad Robert’s Blog
A Boat Builder’s Place
Canada’s Largest Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Web Site.
WoodenBoat Publications
Mark Rosenstein’s Sailing Page
The Center For Wooden Boats
Laughing Loon Custom Canoes & Kayaks
Boating, Sailing and Fishing Supplies
A Windfall of Sailing Links
Dorothy Sails – documentary on Canada’s oldest sailing vessel and its restoration
Obersheimers Sailor Supply

Woodworkers, Carvers and Aficionados

Associations, Clubs, and Societies

Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild
BC Wood
Suncoast (Sechelt, BC) Woodcrafters Guild
Scrollsaw Association of the World
Guild of American Luthiers
The Furniture Society – Advancing the Art of Furniture Making
Errington School of Woodwork and Design
Hardwood Furniture Manufacturer

On-line Magazines

Chip Chat on-line Magazine
Carving Magazine Online
Shop Notes Magazine

The Taproot


The web’s most complete resource centre for woodworkers
Lee Valley Tools
Unique Woodworking Plans
On-line Selection of a Variety of Fasteners
Wood Web
Taunton Press/Fine Woodworking Publication
Wood Industry Careers and Education
Antique, Collectible and Ornamental Tools
New Life wood Conditioners; Natural Cleaners and Super Refined Beeswax
Small Fry Toy Aircraft
Woodworkers’ Direct Trading Co.
DCM Products – Fine handmade hardwood items by a 30 year woodworking professional.  – Builder and Construction Web Directory
Wood Working Plans and Resources
G S Haydon & Son Ltd – Joinery Devon
Woodworkers UK
Home Improvement Projects with Woodworking – great beginner’s info
A Beginners Guide to Woodworking

Forest Facts and Wood Words


Canadian Wood Council
Canadian Wood Council and Forintek Canada Corp.
WWW Virtual Library: Forestry
The American Hardwood Information Center
National Hardwood Lumber Association
Canadian Plywood Association
Truck Loggers Association
Internet Woodworking Community
University of BC Dept. of Wood Science
Green Blue – nonprofit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable.
Forest Certification Resource Centre
Forestry Stewardship Council
Eco-forestry Institute of Canada
Forest Industry Institute

British Columbia Wood.  Sustainable by Nature.  Innovative by Design.

Canada Wood

Wood for Good – UK

Forest Products Association Canada

Use Wood for a Better World – NZ

Wood Naturally Better – AU

Career Opportunities

Forestry Careers and Information
Forestry Degree Programs

The Flow of Creative Juices (See our Picture Gallery)


Abernethy and Gaudin Boatbuilders Ltd. – Brentwood Bay, BC
Quadrant Marine Institute Inc. – Sidney, BC
Hilmark Wooden Boats & Custom Boat Accessories – Campbell River, BC
First Voices Language Archives
Inside Passage – School of Fine Woodworking – Sunshine Coast, BC
WestCoast Wood Designs by Don Bastian – Sidney, BC
Where imagination meets expertise – Advanced Woodworking & Furniture Design Program
Peter Meyer’s Fine Windows and Doors
Gelinas Carr Furniture Makers – Vancouver Island, BC
Marimba Magic – Vancouver Island, BC
They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To
Griffin Properties – Custom Building and Renovating – Sidney, BC
Sidney Architectural Millwork and Timber Co. – Sidney, BC

Galen Mongeau – Vancouver Island, BC
Illtyd Perkins Wood Working – Salt Spring Island

Paul Miller Tables – Vancouver Island, BC

Adze-texture Doors built by Jim Barker of Barker Manufacturing – Victoria, BC
Raincoast Builder, Pender Island, BC
Jakob Wainshtein – The Art of Wood Sculpture, Ontario
Paul Hofmann Carpentry, Victoria, BC
Urbana Kitchens, Victoria BC
Judy McLaren – Artist

Zak Violins – Zak Stolk

Dolce Violins

Sharp Marine Restoration & Joinery
BC Wood Signs – Nanaimo BC

Willgoose Wood – Live Edge & Slab Tables, Figured Wood Sales, Sunshine Coast

Wood Flooring

General – The UK’s largest online supplier of Wood Floors. – A Canadian-only directory.

Trusted Industry Related Links


Fire Pit Tables – Dual purpose; offering some of the best use of space for your patio.
TrimArts – Specializes in high-end carpentry work; serving the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.

Kitchen Cabinets by Kountry Kraft – Custom Cabinetry of Pennsylvania.