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Live Edge Lumber Mantel Project from Cranbrook, BC

The store owner from the Windsor Plywood Cranbrook sent a few pictures to share with visitors.

Live Edge Maple Slabs Custom Stained for Customer

The following pictures were sent in from the Lloydminster, Alberta Windsor Plywood store. The project consisted of two pieces of live edge Maple that were custom stained in-house by one of the staff, Carly.
Here’s a  description, “For the sanding I used the Festool Rotex sander started with 80 grit and worked up  to 220 grit.  I used Varathane brand Oil based stain in the dark walnut colour. And finished with the Varathane brand oil based clearcoat– semi gloss. Hand sanded in between coats 220 grit up to 600 grit for the finish sand”

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Live Edge Hickory Fireplace Mantel

bpr-mantel11The following project was completed by Blasty Paint & Renovation. (Sent in from Windsor Plywood Langley location)

The mantle was constructed of Live edge Hickory purchased from the  Langley store.  The Hickory has had the barked removed, machined, sanded, stained, and finished.  I choose a polyurethane rub coating to finish due to the high wearing, durability and beauty of this product. The face of the fireplace has been finished with a split face travertine tile and pencil tile around the fireplace face.  This is a face-less fireplace, which results in the black trim around the fireplace being covered by tile.  I really enjoyed completing this project for the client.  They are ecstatic with the final product.
Robert from Blasty Paint & Renovation, (778) 228-7467

Looking for more information or to buy some Live Edge Hickory? Check out the Windsor Plywood Langley store website.

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Live Edge Wood Slabs

LiveEdge_LangleyLive edge wood slabs that are truly unique and wonderful pieces. Many people use these for constructing their own furniture like table tops, mantels, counter tops or for any other clever creation you can dream up including desktops, shelves or as feature items. These pieces are individually unique and are a real eye opener, “people cannot stop touch the edges” says Matthew of the Langley store.

No two pieces are alike. If you’re looking for something that is different from the next door neighbor, call or drop by your local Windsor Plywood and ask what’s in store.

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Close up of the edge of a table. It has been stained and finished for the glossy look.

Giant Hardwood Trees Brought Up from the Bottom of the Panama Canal (See Video)

In 1913, while building the Panama Canal, Theodore Roosevelt created what was then the world’s largest man-made lake (Gutan Lake) by damming the Chagres River and flooding an old growth jungle the size of Montreal. Ninety-seven years later, using submersible hydraulic chain saws lubricated with vegetable oil, these perfectly preserved tropical hardwood trees are being harvested from that underwater jungle.

Canal_Zapatero_screenThe Species: Canal Zapatero (Hieronima alchorneoides)

Appearance: Heartwood is dark reddish brown. Sapwood is mild reddish brown. Medium but pronounced grain pattern, usually straight or interlocked. Moderate lustre. Overall rich and warm. Very consistent color and grain.

Species Characteristics: Very hard and durable. Naturally resistant to decay, funguses and termite attack. Odourless and tasteless.

Uses: High quality furniture, veneers, wall panelling and general carpentry and millwork. Well suited for indoor and outdoor use. Very hard and very suitable for solid or engineered flooring or decking.

Work Properties: Canal Zapatero is easy to saw and work with hand tools, good to moderately good to plane, excellent for turning, mortising, boring, moulding and sanding. Nailing is difficulty and pre drilling is recommended. It finishes very well. Two or three coats of sealer are recommended. Because of the woods natural beauty it is recommended to use a transparent finish.

Hardness: Janka hardness – 1700. Excellent in high traffic areas.

Go to www.windsorplywood.com and find a location nearest to you.

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Huge Hardwood Slabs

Westlock_hardwoods-picWestlock’s got wood! Looking for Something Unique? Come in and check out our huge slabs of wood – Ideal for bar tops, tables,counters, mantels or whatever you can dream up! Various sizes and types. Shown here is store manager Jennifer and some of the selection from Windsor Plywood in Westlock. Selection varies from store to store.

Electric Fireplace with a Custom Live Edge Mantel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for something unique for the mother-in-law/rental suite or a mobile home? Check out these electric fireplace complete with a live edge surround (mantel). Adds a rustic look with a real slab of wood with the natural edge.

The in-store carpenter at the Calgary West Windsor location produced these nifty fireplaces. Each slab of wood is hand picked to fit the top of the fireplace. Looks like a great idea and it keeps your home warm.

Live edge is the natural outside of the log with the bark removed. Available in Maple and Roasted Curly Red Birch. The thicknesses range from 2” to 5”, random widths and lengths.Curly-Birich-Live-edge-slabs

• Kiln dried and surfaced three sides

• Also available pre-sanded, ready for finishing or completely finished (with tung oil)

 

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