Vol.62 Customer Projects - West Wind Hardwood

Jim Barker’s work seen first hand in the Hilton Village, Honolulu Hawaii

Our collaboration on this job with Jim Barker of Barker Manufacturing Inc. – Textured Millwork – Weathered – Burnt – Adze  (Victoria, BC) began in January 2015.  Destined for Honolulu – Hilton Village – Lagoon Tower, the delivery of this order became a bureaucratic struggle.  Afrormosia – Pericopsis elata – Fabaceae (Leguminosae); sometimes called African Teak is under the radar of CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.  To ensure the legality of harvesting practices, this means documentation must be produced every time the ‘wood’ crosses an international border.

It was a bit of a hunt to locate Jim’s handiwork but succeed we did.  We spoke to the Sales Staff and they said they are wowed by the beauty of these pieces of furniture.  It’s always satisfying to see ‘the art of wood’ well appreciated!!

Solid Yew Cabinet

by Mathieu Colleret

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Eagle Panel

by Wayne Oben

Clear edge grain yellow cedar that was planed 4 sides.

Eagle Panel by Wayne Oben

Round and Round

by Kerry Bryant

All from a single solid block of boxwood and the ball carved in-place.

Walnut and Wenge Live Edge Slab Bar Top

by Alan Thimot

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