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Please help us give support to these amazing heroes. For every OLI-NATURA product sold until May 31st, we will donate 10% of the profits to the Hospital Heroes of Victoria by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

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Oli-Natura Review & Comparison

Oli-Natura Review & Comparison

Care of CARL DUGUAY and Canadian Woodworking

They do an excellent job of highlighting the natural grain features of wood.

Carl on the general use of hard wax oil.

Carl had the opportunity to test out Oli-Natura Hard wax oil and see how it fared against other brands, Rudio, Osmo, and Saicos. Here’s a quick snippet but we encourage you to check out the full article if you are wavering in the face of trying out the oil yourself!

Oli-Natura is imported from Germany. For those who favour a somewhat glossy, higher-sheen finish, Oli-Natura is a good choice. It’s the faster product to use – it dries in a couple of hours and cures in a couple of days – and it’s the most economically priced. Like Rubio, it’s sprayable without having to add any thinner. I also like that the container it comes in has a screw-on spout cover rather than the more standard paint can lid. It’s only available in a 1L size, and currently there is only one Canadian distributor, located in BC, so shipping cost will need to be factored into your purchase.

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Oli-Natura Best-Seller in May

Oli-Natura Best-Seller in May

Logo-OLI-NATURA-2This past May we were pleasantly surprised with an unexpected run on our HS Hard Wax Oil; all headed to Pennsylvania.  I’m talking almost 100 Litres!!  This was a special job for special people at the Camphill Special School in Glenmore, PA.

Multiple Contractors plus Direct Shipments from Germany = Happiness!!

Architects specified our Oli-Natura HS Hard Wax Oil as a highly wear-resistant floor finish in a commercial environment.  The product is VOC-free and has a proportion of solids of nearly 100%.  A silky gloss can be intensified by additional polishing; yet the wood continues to breathe and contributes to a healthy room climate.  All this AND it’s durable, easy to maintain and resistant to dirt and water!

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West Wind Factory Tour: Lunch and Learn

luncheon with BC Architects

April 30, 2015 – Exploring BC’s Millwork Industry: Beyond the Basics

Seminars, Demo’s and Factory Tour for the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects

Partnered with Roy Manion, Manager, Specifiers Program of the BC Wood Specialties Group
Hosted by West Wind Hardwood Inc
Driven by Joel Radford and Shelley Nielsen
Attended by 25 Architects and Designers from Southern Vancouver Island

This was both a challenge and a hoot for us. We’d never considered offering an on-site learning opportunity until Roy approached us. He nurtured us; coddled us; encouraged us. And it was a success, as born witness by this excerpt from the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects’ Newsletter………

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November Customer Projects

This month we are showcasing the work of Ron David who did the interior woodwork of a 1927 Cadillac and our customer David who used our Oli-Natura finishes on the floor of his Sun Peaks cabin.

Ron David says this about his project:

I just finished a job I was given to do on some of the interior woodwork of a 1927 Caddie. 1st was the dash instrument panel that was missing most of its walnut veneer and he couldn’t find anyone to do it, so I got the challenge. The 1st pic is of the bare nickel plated insert and the next 2 completed.

This next piece came in 3 pieces and was totally missing the burl veneer inside the stringing and missing a backing piece of 1/16″ veneer.

Repaired it all, put in the burl veneer and applied all new stringing.

Next are the 4 pieces that go on the doors. The 2 on the front doors had just been upholstered and he wanted them to look like the other 2 which were done in walnut also. Only the 2 in the back were thrashed and the only thing that I could save was the figured walnut pieces inside of the stringing. The crossbanding veneer or base veneer for the top stuff was also shot so had to separate that from the top layer to. Then started to put it all back together

It was a pretty good challenge to get it all put back together.

Thanks Ron! If you like his work as much as we do you can contact him at rdavid.woodwrkr(at)gmail.com.


What can I say?  The floor looks fantastic.  Three coats of Oli-Natura. – David