We had the opportunity to showcase our custom countertops on the new HGTV show Worst to First. The premise is for a couple to purchase a not-so-pretty home on the block and with the help of a specialized team, turn it into the home of their dreams.
West Wind made this butcher block top to be the focal point of the kitchen/living area. It was installed and finished on site with Oli-Natura oil by the hosts.
See more photos of this home and even watch the entire episode on HGTV.
The Renfrew Pub is the homey gathering place for locals and visitors at the heart of Snuggery Cove. Friendly and inviting, it’s the sort of place even first-timers swear they’ve been before. The waterfront pub and restaurant occupies an enviable spot, right next to the dock. The great room — with cathedral ceiling, gleaming 10-tap draught system, pool table and flat screen TVs — offers up micro-brews, tasty fare, and nautical charm.
In Italian, the meaning of the name Carlotta is an Italian form of Charles, meaning strong.
And indeed strength has followed Carlotta since her conception in 1899. She’s shown strength through her 118 years; there was “a daring World War II escape from Guernsey as the Germans were landing at the airport. She’d been laid over by hurricane force winds until the mast trucks were almost hitting the water…dropped four feet from a travel lift, towed by rowboat completely around Texada Island…in the 1970s she fell over on her beaching legs, smashing her port side frames in.”
Carlotta has also required the strength of her owners. More recently The Mohan’s who found pleasure and passion for 10 years, were ushered into personal heartbreak and tragedy leading to her to her most recent sale in 2014. The newest owners continued her restoration and contacted Abernethy Gaudin Boatbuilders in Brentwood Bay (Vancouver Island) British Columbia, Canada.
Western Maple Bowl
Gordon’s first big bowl which he made from a piece of figured western maple and a small accent of blood wood…..and with a little guidance from his Grandfather Ray.
Well done Gordon Aggus!
Maple & Ebony Guitar
Matt has been submitting his projects to our newsletter for years, as much as Matt is a gifted luthier he has finished his schooling and as a recent law school grad is heading north. Good luck Matt & Keep in touch!!!
This guitar has a western maple body and neck with and an ebony fretboard and knobs. Western maple makes up the interval dots on the fretboard.
Oil and poly hybrid finish.
Over the years we’ve sold both Sitka Spruce and Douglas-fir to South Africa. It’s a hotbed for tiger moth enthusiasts; both the climate and the leftovers of WWII have fueled this trend.
Noel and Val Otten were just such customers; nice folk that have kept in touch over the years. In fact Noel is not in the best of health just now. Our thoughts are with him and his family. Get well Noel!!
Late last year I reached out to him wondering if he had any stories and/or photos that he’d mind sharing with our subscribers. He kindly responded and volunteered his friend Gavin Michal also.
Firstly he gushes with such nice things about British Columbia. Here’s what he said of his trip in 2008.