We honor those who have given their lives serving Canadians and helping people of other nations. The painting below was created by a 11-year-old student, Aileeryia.Windsor Plywood would like to salute all men and women who have served and continue to serve our communities and country. Thumbs up to the firefighters, police officers, paramedics and military personnel that empower us all.
Windsor Plywood donated materials to the annual Small Talk Plywood Cup held on June 18th, 2016. Dozens of amateur boat builders gathered at Granville Island on Saturday afternoon to race in the fundraising event.
Seven teams of four had 90 minutes to build a single-person boat from plywood to travel across approximately 300 metres of False Creek as part of the fundraiser for Small Talk B.C., a language therapy centre for young children.
In addition to time constraints, the teams had limited tools to build their boats.
The following pictures were sent in the from the Windsor Plywood Calgary North store. Big thanks to the store owner, Deidre, for sending us more information about the project. (We were all quite speechless from staring at the desserts.) Check out the Calgary-based bakery website at www.sweetreliefpastries.com or the Facebook page.
We decided to go with shaker style cabinetry to keep things clean and modern but still beautiful to look at…we didn’t want it to look like regular cabinetry! The simple moulding around the edges helps to keep things warm and inviting, while not being too decorative that it takes away from our cakes and pastries. This was our first project, and through the skillful instruction and help of our friend and cabinetmaker Andy Vorra we were able to construct our very own custom cabinetry!
We are always looking for new projects to share with fellow woodworkers. Send us an email, with attached pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be shared on mywindsorproject blog and social media outlets. Credit where credit is due. We will add links back to your website or organization! Thanks to all who want shared their wonderful creations!
Pictures of before and after. Using 2 tele-posts as the bar forms. We used a biscuit joiner and glued these two pieces of live edge cedar together to make our bar. A little sanding and of course 2 part epoxy to finish and VOILA! We love it.
The next day, we received this email:
“Here are some pictures of the chair with the front of the house. I usually have it under the Maple tree beside the turquoise bench (that way when we sit outside, we get shade). I do intend to make a second chair for the other side of the bench and likely will paint it the same colour.
Thanks for the painting compliment. I do all the painting and no, I am not a professional—just lots of practice and I enjoy doing it.
We’ve had tons of compliments about the door and the Pedra decking. Thanks.
BTW—the cedar posts will be stained black later this summer—they had to weather for a year first. Plus I’m hoping for less heat. And, if you look closely those are indeed hockey sticks sticking out of the cream can by the door. My son plays hockey—I figured if they had to be kept on the porch by the door, they might as well look good being there. I’m waiting for an epiphany about the newspaper recycle and then that will change!
When I’m done all that, I’ll likely be back at Windsor bugging Brad about the next project!”
With a little help from our friends at Windsor Plywood Main St. Winnipeg and some imagination from my family we constructed this feature wall with very minimal effort and supplies.
Thanks Courtney and your team members.
It’s sure nice to walk in and get served in the fashion that you people provide.
The follow project was sent in from an employee at the Windsor Plywood Airdrie store. The author of this blog, contacted the owner, Ed and asked if the work in progress could be posted and shared on the mywindsorproject.com blog. This was Eds reply:
“I am flattered that you would consider this project for inclusion in the blog. It will be completed within the next couple of weeks. How ’bout I send you some final pics of the completed interior/exterior and some notes about the project when done.”
We replied saying that would be a bonus. Almost a month went by and we received another email with updated pictures of the finished project. Great job on your project Ed! We all appreciate the reply and the fantastic follow-up. Look forwards to more projects from your workshop Ed!
“Hello Attached are some pics of the finished project, the roll top desk. The wood used is all cedar, much of it purchased from Windsor. The folks in Windsor Plywood Airdrie were really helpful. I used cedar plywood, 3/4 inch and 1/4 inch, as well as dimensional cedar lumber planned to desired thicknesses. It is finished with Varathane clear satin, visible locations sprayed. I had not seen a roll-top made from cedar and thought that it would be unique. Now I need a new project!”