My Windsor Project Blog

Rene’s Live Edge Maple Coffee Table- My Windsor Project Contest Entry

I picked up a live edge maple slab at Windsor Plywood in Regina on impulse.
The slab took over 6 hours of planning and sanding to bring out the beauty of the natural maple.
The table legs are made of 4″ x 4″ Red Cedar scribed to fit the raw edge of the underside. The finish is a natural stain with several coats of varathane. Countless hours of sanding and apply coats of oil.

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Bill’s Desk Made from Panama Canal Wood- My Windsor Project Contest Entry

This desk was made from Panama Canal hardwoods. It was purchased from Windsor Plywood in Fort St. John.

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What makes this wood special was it was reclaimed from the Panama Canal. In 1913, while building the Panama Canal, Theodore Roosevelt created what was the world’s largest man-made lake (Gutan Lake) by damming the Chagres River and flooding an old growth jungle the size of Montreal. Ninety-seven years later, using submersible hydraulic chain saws lubricated with vegetable oil, these perfectly preserved tropical hardwood trees are being harvested from that underwater jungle.

See below or click this link for more information.

Valentines Day Feature- Harvest Table Wedding Present from Erin and Nick

A Featured Project for Valentines Day!

This fantastic project was sent in from Erin and Nick of Langley, BC. It’s a handmade, Fir Harvest Table with an Ebony stain. It was completed as a wedding gift for a friend.

Features:
• Solid Fir extension harvest table with a butterfly leaf.

• Measures 72″ x 48″, with a 2′ extension making it 96″ x 48″ when extended.  The leaf folds into and stores in the table.
• Table is my design, and it took Nick approximately 30 hours to build.  I did the finishing which took about another 5 hours (not counting drying time ho ho ho!).

Nick is a carpenter that works at Cedar Siding Contracting doing exterior siding, building envelope, and other such carpentry jobs.  This is Erin and Nicks first dining table, but the couple did complete a similar type of design/build/finish teamwork with a couple of side tables.

Almost all the materials were purchased from the Windsor Plywood Langley store. The Langley store has its own custom website that is chalked full of cool projects and more! It can be found at www.windsorplywoodlangley.com

Fir table materials:
• 2″ x 6″ Mixed Grain Fir
• 2″ x 4″ Mixed Grain Fir
• 4″ x 4″ Fir
Drawer slides (Full extension heavy-duty)
Tube-Hinge Leaf-Mount Mechanism
Concealed SOSS hinges
• Table leg brackets & lags
L brackets
• Biscuits & Dowels
Titebond Construction Adhesive
Gorilla Wood Glue
Richelieu Chest Latch – #63890180
Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
Minwax Ebony Stain (3 coats)
Varathane Semi-Gloss Polyurethane (3 coats)
• Staining pad & Foam brushes
• Felt pads
GRK screws
• 6 foot long clamps
• Hook & Sand discs
Steel Wool #0000 

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Window Sills Project by Gerry – My Windsor Project Contest Entry

Last year I removed my old water damaged window sills and replaced them with new oak window sills along with oak crown mouldings placed underneath. I purchased from the Chilliwack Windsor Plywood center the needed 3/4 inch oak boards along with the oak crown mouldings and being a do it your-selfer I managed to cut out very carefully the old MDF sills using of all things a drill and then very carefully by hand chiselling out the MDF. It was a laborious process but wanting to be careful to not damage the windows or the window plate I managed to remove it all and installed the new and they look great.

Next to installing new window sills using Windsor Plywood products I also used their stain in Summer Oak which was suggested to me by the sales person and the reason I wanted to go with this particular stain is because of the kitchen which i wanted to match with the pre-existing cabinets and do they ever. Happy as can be and also the oak sills were coating to with Windsor Plywoods Varathane Diamond clear semi-gloss and the results well they speak for themselves. (the only problem, I don’t have the before pictures to show you.)

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Along with doing my window sills I also used Windsor Plywood for buying flooring for my kitchen and bathroom and I used Coastal Spice Scraped Vinyl Flooring and it looks great (First picture below).

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Hobbit House by Arnie – My Windsor Project Contest Entry

My husband spent his summer building this hobbit house for our son. I was afraid at first as it started to take over our backyard, I thought he was in over his head…but he build this beautiful structure that my son and his friends love to play in. We have had many visits from all our neighbours wondering why there is grass hanging over the top of our fence and why there is a chimney stack sticking up from the mound of grass! We have even been told our neighbours have seen people hanging over the fence trying to take pictures of our hobbit house! Hope you enjoy :)

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