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From the Bench: The Problem With Passion

From the Bench: The Problem With Passion

West Wind Hardwood has always understood passion. In fact, it’s #1 in our Mandate.

WEST WIND HARDWOOD INC.’S MANDATE

  • Promote our passion for wood through our products;  lumber, floors and value-added wood products
  • Foster appreciation of fine woodworking skills, from novice to master craftsman
  • Support ecologically sound forestry practices

We’ve even mentioned it in one of our ads. An ad we’ve used over and over again because it speaks to the heart of what WWH is. We live and breathe this passion for wood. Well, we did until the twinkle was somewhat tarnished by Revenue Canada. And that’s a never-ending story that just keeps on giving and giving…or perhaps, it should be said “taking and taking”

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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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