Category Archives: Employee Projects

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/

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

 

Brett’s Live Edge Maple Table Project

A project shared from Windsor Plywood head office. It was created by an employees husband, Brett, and given to their daughter as a Christmas present. It was Brett’s first live edge table and definitely won’t be his last. Excellent work!

Wood- Maple Slab debarked
Bottom Glass- 1/4″ Tinted Blue
Stain- Danish oil (light walnut)
Crack & knot hole filler- metallic blue mica powder mixed with Ecopoxy
Legs- metal tubular 18″ x 24″
Finish- Ecopoxy
Lighting- (4) LED remote control lights under the slab

Made a template of the middle line edge, had the glass cut and then traced out the glass onto the wood. It was then routered and the glass set into the recess. The top of the glass was backfilled with 3/8″ of ecopoxy.

Bring Out the Shine! Parota Mantel with Clear Finish

A project shared from the Windsor Plywood Calgary South Facebook page.
Parota mantel with a semi-gloss clear coat.
What is Parota? Click this link to learn more.

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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