Category Archives: Employee Projects

New Custom Countertops for Windsor Plywood Store

The manager from Windsor Plywood Bellingham, decided it was time to take out the old countertops and make more room for their customers.

His hard-working staff put in some extra hours and tore out the old counter. It was quite a chore. Lots of hours of a sled hammer and crowbar, the counter finally came apart.

The new countertops feature “wings” where a computer was installed and the staff can still interact with customers. The countertop was made from glued laminated timber, or glulam. Two coats of Ecopoxy, one coat to seal, and a second as a top coat. The new countertops were then sanded lightly at 500 grit and buffed it out to help flatten the sheen.

The results are stunning and the store gets compliments about the countertops on a daily basis.

Maple Table Top with Cherry Inlays

The Windsor Plywood Cranbrook store was working on another project in the wood shop. This time it maple plank table with cherry inlays. The table is 38″ wide by 96″ long. It’s crafted from 2″ thick by 4″ to 6″ wide planks of maple.
What a fantastic project to take on!

Some of the tools used:
Festool OF 1010 EQ Plunge Router
Festool Guide Rail FS FS 2700/2
Festool Multi-Mode Sander RO 150 FEQ-Plus
Big thanks to the team for stopping and taking pictures of the process.
Look forwards to more projects in the future.

Custom-Made Storage Cedar Shed – Employee Project

cedar shedWindsor Plywood Calgary employee Brian, built a custom-made cedar storage shed. This style of shed sits on the side of a house.

The shed was created to fit specific landscaping tools and his trusty lawn cutting equipment. The doors open wide and can also be removed for more access.

Brain chose western red cedar for the appearance, ease to work with and naturally resistant from rot.

Nice job Brian!

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Tamarindo Wooden Bench with “Creepy Eyes”

The picture was courtesy of Sherwood Park Windsor Plywood. For more projects, be sure to follow their Instagram account at: #windsorsherwoodpark or Facebook page.

A slab of Tamarindo made into a bench with some “creepy eyes” in it. Bench oiled with legs. It’s about 15″ deep and 6′ long. If interested, it’s on sale $629.00.
Contact the store a sherwoodpark@windsorplywood.com

Wagons Ho!

These chuck wagons were made for the Sam Steele Parade. The Windsor Plywood store in Cranbrook donated 6000 feet of veneer to make the wheels for the wagons. They were used for chuck wagon races.
The races were composed of 4 people pulling, one driver and 2 outriders on bikes. It was a blast to participate in and a real chuckle to watch.
In total, 10 of these small wagons were made for the community event.
All donations went go towards building houses for low-income families in the Kootenays area.

Windsor Plywood Gingerbread House Wins Contest and Donates Funds Back to Charity

img_0110Windsor Plywood Cranbrook has claimed first prize in the Gingerbread House contest for the local Boys and Girls Club.

Owner Steve has donated the entire $500 prize back to the Boys and Girls Club charity.

An additional $140 was also raised at an auction for the actual gingerbread house. It measures 3 feet by 4 feet and is made from 3 gallons of icing, Baltic Birch plywood framing, gingerbread logs, real rocks, plenty of candy and required 10 hours of work.

It was a great chance to give back to the community and put some smiles on kids’ faces.

Windsor Plywood plans on being a sponsor at next year’s event and will also provide small gingerbread houses for children to assemble.

The contest garnered 30 entries, 40 gift baskets and 12 decorated trees which were sold at auction and silent bids. Over $7000 was raised and lots of fun was had!
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Rustic Barn Door Table Project

Custom bar wood vanity made out of Zator's barn door fir ,finished off with vinager and steel wool mix ,320 dollars cost ,2100 sell 6 hours of workThe crew at the Windsor Plywood Cranbrook store were it again. This time it was repurposing a rustic barn and using all the parts to make a table. Additional pieces of wood were cut for the legs and cross supports. The next step was to “age” the surface of the wood with the combination of vinegar, steel wool and tea. Click here to learn more about this process.
The table measures 52 inches long, 42 inches wide by 39 inches tall.
It took the staff 2 days to complete the project from start to finish. Looks great!
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Fir Conference Table Project by Windsor Plywood Cranbrook – Part 3

fir-table-img_7489The staff at the Cranbrook store have finished the Douglas Fir Conference Table. What a beautiful table! The staff spent just over 22 hours into the creation and the total weight of all the tables is 650 lbs! A big thank you go to the crew for taking pictures of the progress and sharing the project.

Check out the slideshow below for more pictures

Fir Conference Table Project by Windsor Plywood Cranbrook – Part 2

fir-table_pipe_clamps2The staff and Steve at the Windsor Plywood Cranbrook store have been working hard on the conference table. So far, the table top planks have been cut, trimmed, drilled for dominos (a style of dowels for joining wood together), glued and lightly sanded. It’s coming along well. The materials used so far has been:
– 480 dominos in top
– 102 in bases
– A gallon of glue
– new saw blade
– knives for the planer

Check back next week for more progress.

table top glued and ready to assemble

A Mbira (African Thumb Piano) – Employee Project

The following was shared from the Windsor Plywood Victoria Saanichton (Keating) store

A Mbira (African thumb piano) made by Mark, one of the fine employees here at Windsor Plywood Keating. The top is Siamese Rosewood, with Maple sides and a Purpleheart bridge. This instrument looks and sounds unique.

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