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Windsor Plywood Kamloops is a platinum level sponsor for the Thompson River University School of Trade & Technology and Canadian Home Builders Association interior house project.
Gary is a committed staff member who always ensures we are successful sponsors in the making of the Y Dreamhome every year!
Thank you, Gary, for your dedication to our business and to helping us contribute to our community in a meaningful way!


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In the News- Windsor Plywood Foundation Donates to Local Hospital

Windsor Plywood Foundation donates $10,000 to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Bed Campaign

A frail elder in care at Langley Memorial Hospital’s long-term care facility is resting easier tonight on a state-of-the-art bed and mattress, thanks to a generous $10,000 donation from the Windsor Plywood Foundation.

“Beds play a critical role in medical care, especially in long-term care facilities. Yet most of the beds in our residential care facility are 25 years or older,” explains Gloria Iverson, clinical operations manager at Langley Memorial Hospital Residential Care Services.

“For residents who struggle with mobility these new beds can be lowered to help prevent falls and the mattresses provide maximum comfort, which is so important for the elderly whose skin is simply more fragile. These beds truly improve their quality of life.”

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation issued a call for support from local businesses and individuals to help replace 44 out-of-date beds with modern models offering “smart technology” that keep patients safe and with special mattresses that help relieve pressure and wear on the skin thereby reducing the risk of infections caused by bedsores; a call Windsor Plywood Foundation jumped to answer.

“When we learned Langley Memorial Hospital had such a need for new beds we knew it would be a great fit with our mission,” says Cathy Brown, director of Windsor Plywood Foundation.

“We understand beds don’t just arrive on their own and we feel honoured to help improve the comfort and health of those in need.

“We want to create positive impact for the communities Windsor Plywood serves through our stores, and to give back to the communities that have given so much to us. We’re so pleased that we were able to support this campaign.”

“The staff and the family members of our residents are grateful that businesses, like Windsor Plywood, are stepping in to help fill this urgent need,” said Iverson. “This gift means a resident will rest comfortably.”

Story credit by Langley Times

Sherwood Park’s Pecky Cedar Barn Door Project

Colin’s crew from the Windsor Plywood Sherwood Park store under took a big project. They created a custom-made barn door from Pecky Cedar lumber. The materials required for the project was: 2″ x 8″ Pecky Cedar planks, G-Tape, Titebond glue, Ecopoxy metallics, 8 litres of resin, wooden dominos, a Festool Domino Joiner and many hours, the project was completed for the customer.

What is Pecky Wood?
Pecky wood features areas or pockets of softer or decaying wood, often caused by natural fungus usually found in older trees.  This natural process can greatly enhance the visual appeal of the wood. A similar process, spalted wood, refers to very unique surface discolouration that is also very highly desired by high-end furniture makers. For decorative projects, woodworkers will clean out the voids and use fillers or ecopoxy products, then sand and stain or re-seal the surface

Check out the Sherwood Park Instagram page, windsorplywood.shpk, for more projects https://www.instagram.com/windsorplywood.shpk/

Don’s Zapatero Bar Top and Oak Coffee Table

The following email was shared from West at Windsor Plywood Nanaimo.

Here are pictures of the bar top I made from the Zapatero wood I purchased from Windsor Plywood in January 2018. I also included a picture of the coffee table I made from the live edge oak I also bought from you.

Both pieces of wood are beautiful, and came out really well.

Thanks again.

Don

Looking for more information? Watch the YouTube video about Canal Zapatero

Project in the Works! Red Oak Live Edge Table

This is a table project in the works. The Windsor Plywood store near Victoria, BC has been preparing a large piece of Red Oak for a customer. The table is made from live edge red oak and the underside has been finished with a coat of Minwax Poly.

The table measures 6 feet long by 4 feet wide.

See below for bigger pictures.

 

Jeffery’s Wine Barrel Coffee Table

Customer project from Windsor Plywood Langley. Coffee table made from an oak wine barrel. The project, created by Jeffery, is part of a monthly series the Langley store has started; featuring the creative works of their talented and loyal customer base.

Ed’s “Four Leaf Clover” Coffee Table

Designed and built by Windsor Plywood Sherwood Park employee, Ed. It’s an one-of-a-kind Maple Burl and finished with Osmo stain. The top sits on top of Ed’s interpretation of a mid-century modern base. The base was made of maple and finished with six coats of General Finishes High-Performance satin top coat, tinted with ebony dye.
You can find more of Ed’s work on Instagram: @accidental_woodworker

 

Kim’s Spalted Maple Kitchen Table

Customer project from Kim, a long time customer at Windsor Plywood Langley
Spalted Maple 40″ x 108″ kitchen table with custom-made heavy-duty steel table legs.
It was treated with only a natural oil finish and clear water-based floor finish for surface protection.

Kims Spalted maple table Many wood campsl

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