Customer Projects: Vol.67 - West Wind Hardwood

Laminated Guitar by Matt Dolmage

Sold to a customer in Australia the eccentric piece is a solid sapele body with a laminate top of (from centre out) bubinga, cherry, figured sapele, ziricote, purpleheart, western maple, padauk, wenge, flame maple, and mahogany. The pickup rings and cavity cover are sapele, and the neck is (centre-out) bloodwood, eastern maple, walnut, cherry, and more bloodwood, with a purpleheart fretboard and maple interval dots.

PLUS the body and neck are finished with Oil Natura Project Oil with a top coat of Hard Wax Oil.

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Sculptures by John Briggs

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Reclaimed Fir Table by Jason Galvin


Here’s what Jason mentioned about the cool project:

Here are some pictures of a re purposed wood project myself and a friend,  Orion Foster, were working on.

I was speaking to you about it last week.

Orion’s wife’s family had acquired some salvaged Douglas fir bought from an auction years ago from CFB Esquimalt.  We estimate the fir is somewhere between 150- 200 years old, as the fir was in a 100 year old building and was fairly old growth fir to begin with.

As you can see, the wood required a lot of TLC, planing, straight edging, and trimming to get enough usable timber for a dining room table.  The table was put together with a  Festool track saw, Domino XL tenon machine, and festool sanders.

The finish was Oil Natural Walnut Projectoil, and the Aqua Top standard for a sealer.

The finished dimensions are 44” wide by 102” long X 3” thick on the edges.  We opted for welded steel legs and removable hardware for underneath.

Thanks again for all the help and the the advice on finishes.


Countertop by Carl Borgstrom

This countertop for a Salt Spring Island customer was fitted by Carl Borgstrom, and the maple counters were made by West Wind.

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