The Taproot | West Wind Hardwood
Milling Jobs For February

Milling Jobs For February

TOPS: Countertops, Bartops, Tabletops

Cherry countertop,  eastern maple bartop, live edge countertop with sink cut-out, western maple and walnut tabletop.

Mantle

Western maple live edge mantle

Flooring & Stair Treads

Rustic white oak flooring

Red cedar TG, Rustic White Oak TG, Douglas Fir stair treads

Red Oak Handrail

Other Milling

S4S Ash, Live Edge yellow cedar, poplar corbels, re-sawn teak veneers, cut veneer tags, VG fir cabinet doors.

A New Look for Antique Bedroom Furniture

A New Look for Antique Bedroom Furniture

A little something from the archives; and I do mean the story starts a long, long time ago.

We have two bedroom suites.  One we purchased from an estate sale in the neighbourhood of Oak Bay (Victoria, BC) in 1977.  A lovely black walnut set consisting of three dressers (two with mirrors) and bed unit.  Jan and I purchased these prior to our wedding; we were setting up house.  Great fun!!  It was from the 1920’s and with 50 years of living, the dressers tops needed serious re-finishing.  We set about removing the varnish; tops only.  Major ‘newbie’ mistake; hadn’t considered the tops were veneered; edges were poplar – just a bit of a colour difference.  Too late and we left the variation.  We were young, in love, having fun and didn’t care!

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Rail Trails, Tall Trees and Cougars

Rail Trails, Tall Trees and Cougars

Once upon a time, in a land far away in wilds of British Columbia dwelt the fortunate. Forests thrived; trees reached to the sky and animals were abundant.  It was a land rich, rich in natural resources; one of which was logging; not new news.

The sound of axe and handsaw, of trees falling, of whistles blowing were heard throughout the province, up and down the coast and on Vancouver Island.  Throughout Desolation Sound, Sechelt Inlet and the Broughton Archipelago Jan and I have seen the imprint of times gone by.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Villa Eyrie Resort

Restaurant Spotlight: Villa Eyrie Resort

Escape to the Sky

The Villa Eyrie Resort, inspired by Lake Como, is carved into the mountainside of Vancouver Island’s Malahat Summit. Known for its elevated setting and soaring views the resort overlooks the Saanich Inlet with eagles overhead and sea underfoot. With luxury accommodations and service in the skies, they offer to elevate your escape.

Escape into the clouds with a night stay at the Villa Eyrie Resort, perched 1880 feet high above sea level or enjoy an unforgettable culinary dining experience at the Summit Restaurant with award-winning chefs.

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