Category Archives: Customer Projects

Marc’s Edgy Drawer Project

The following was a submission from Marc D to the projects@windsorplywood.com

Marc’s wife wanted a small table with drawers for the front entrance to put keys, gloves,  etc. He scoured the internet for an idea and came up with this design; the carcass is made of birch ply, the drawer fronts include canary wood, purple heart and birch.Marc has a small shop (single bay garage) and it took about 40 hours to build.”

Fantastic work Marc! Great choice in the woods and drawer pull hardware.

Adam’s Walnut Live Edge Coffee Table

Adam is a customer of Windsor Plywood Leduc. He sent in some pics of a coffee table he built from a couple of pieces of Live Edge Walnut.
Finished with a clear epoxy, the end result is gorgeous!! Very well done Adam and thank you for sharing this with us!

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Custom Rocking Chair by Alistair

Hi my name is Alistair, I live in Calgary AB.
Below is a rocking Chair I built from a variety of wood, it is made from walnut, cherry, ash, poplar and spruce most of which was purchased from the south location Windsor Plywood in Calgary.

The chair is 43 ply’s glued up and then carved with chainsaw, angle grinder and chisels then sanded with an orbital sander down to hand sanding to a 400 grit. The finish is a pre-catalysed lacquer that has been sanded between coats and polished.

It was a super fun project and I look forward to making more of these, thanks for all your great products Windsor Plywood!!

You can see my other work at standingdeadwoodworks.com

 

Bob and the Wooden Dragon – Customer Project

Bob is a customer of Windsor Plywood Kamloops. Bob loves to make unusual and intricate wood projects like this incredible intarsia dragon he made as a surprise for his son.

All the wood is the natural colour of wood with no stains used. The green is Amarillo poplar, Red is Padauk, Brown striped is Wenge, wings are Lacewood Maple. Tagua nuts were used for the teeth and fangs.

The piece was finished off with high-gloss laquer to bring out the richness of the wood grain and enhance the depth.

It is one incredible piece of work. Awesome job Bob!

Want to see more of Bob’s projects? Bob has a Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Knotty-Kreations-157610124297897/

Folded Berlinia Table by Gellhaus Woodworks

The ever talented Gellhaus Woodworks bought a beauty piece of Berlinia from Windsor Plywood Sherwood Park and wrapped it with a Wenge edge. Below was the picture gallery and information from the owner, Bart. For more fantastic pictures of furniture, be sure to check out Gellhaus Woodworks, the Instagram #gellhauswoodworks and Facebook page.

“The Folded Berlinia Table is made from solid Berlinia and trimmed with Wenge. This piece has a wealth of complex lines and angles. It provides a ton of interesting negative space and was intended to look like a single piece of wood that has been “simply” folded into shape. The two pieces of Berlinia that I used had nice bright sapwood on one side, so I joined the pieces with the sapwood in the middle to create a stripe that the viewer can follow around and throughout the whole piece. The tables measures:42″ x 22″ x 15 1/2″.
This piece is currently for sale in the “For Immediate Sale” area of the website. It has been signed and numbered personally by me.”

Graham Kitchen Project

Maple cabinets in kitchenThe Windsor Plywood store in Coquitlam shared these pictures of a customer kitchen project.

All the wood in the kitchen was purchased from the local store and built by a customer. The wood used was domestic maple plywood and solid, surfaced four sides (s4s) maple stock.

The results are amazing!

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Fir Conference Table Project by Windsor Plywood Cranbrook – Part 1

Canfor_Conference_Table-ProjectSteve from the Cranbrook store sent in another project. His crew and himself are working on a 6′ wide by 24′ long conference table for a customer. The top and trestle style of legs will be made from locally harvested Douglas Fir. The customer supplied a bit over 500 board feet of lumber. In the next few weeks, Steve will share more pictures as the project progresses.

 

 

 

Kyra’s Mahogany Bookshelf Project

The following story was shared from Kyra in Calgary, Alberta.

Built by the In-house carpenter at the Windsor Plywood Calgary south location to match the antique mahogany desk I refinished. The bookshelf is perfect and I was able to stain and lacquer it to match perfectly. It is a shame to put books on it as it is so beautiful!

Thank you Windsor Plywood! I’ll be back!!! So nice to get custom work done in exotic wood!!!Better than anything you can buy at a furniture store!!!! Thanks, Mahogany-bookshelf

Kens Live edge Black Walnut Coffee and End Table Project

The following story and pictures were sent in from Ken from Lake Country, BC. Ken is a frequent visitor to the Windsor Plywood in Vernon.

“I have been doing various wood projects for the past 10 years. Mainly for my family, such as self designed cradles and sit on toy boxes.

This summer, I got a chance to buy (7) Black Walnut slabs from a local mill in Summerland, BC. 

From these, I built the live edge coffee table and end table.  It is the first time that I have worked with this type of rough slabs and took a bit of time to match up the slabs for the table tops and legs.  I used my camera and took pictures of each slab and then printed them out.  By cutting the slabs out of the paper and matching, it was a good method to develop the tables. 

The slabs were narrow enough, that it was possible to use a power planner to smooth out the mill saw teeth marks on both sides of the slabs.  From there, use a band saw to cut to length of the table tops.  Removed the bark using a right angled grinder with a concrete grinding disk and to shape the live edge curves that I wanted in the tables.  Then used the small handheld belt sander and orbital sander to finish the shapes and table tops.  Sanding down to 220 grit and using a light and magnifying glass to check for sanding marks.

The legs took some time to design, cut out and finish, using the same tools.  Then the tables were sealed with wood conditioner and have 4 coats of gloss Polyurethane.  It was hard work to not get runs, so had to sand some of those out with each coat. 

I had started to build these for my wife, but there has been interest in purchasing them from a couple people, so if the price is right, I may sale them and then build another set for my wife.

The project was fun and being the first time working with this type of wood, there was a lot of time spent looking at the slabs and then slowly cutting them out and designing how to put them together, overall hours were in the 80 hours per table.

The walnut candle holders were from scrap and for our RV Trailer.”

Thank you Ken for sharing this project with your fellow woodworkers.

Black Walnut slabs after planningCoffee Table end view Righ side live edge walnut coffee table finished Side view of coffee table the two finished Coffee and End TablesCandle holders from Walnut for RV

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