Category Archives: Furniture

Don’s Zapatero Bar Top and Oak Coffee Table

The following email was shared from West at Windsor Plywood Nanaimo.

Here are pictures of the bar top I made from the Zapatero wood I purchased from Windsor Plywood in January 2018. I also included a picture of the coffee table I made from the live edge oak I also bought from you.

Both pieces of wood are beautiful, and came out really well.

Thanks again.

Don

Looking for more information? Watch the YouTube video about Canal Zapatero

Project in the Works! Red Oak Live Edge Table

This is a table project in the works. The Windsor Plywood store near Victoria, BC has been preparing a large piece of Red Oak for a customer. The table is made from live edge red oak and the underside has been finished with a coat of Minwax Poly.

The table measures 6 feet long by 4 feet wide.

See below for bigger pictures.

 

Jeffery’s Wine Barrel Coffee Table

Customer project from Windsor Plywood Langley. Coffee table made from an oak wine barrel. The project, created by Jeffery, is part of a monthly series the Langley store has started; featuring the creative works of their talented and loyal customer base.

Kim’s Spalted Maple Kitchen Table

Customer project from Kim, a long time customer at Windsor Plywood Langley
Spalted Maple 40″ x 108″ kitchen table with custom-made heavy-duty steel table legs.
It was treated with only a natural oil finish and clear water-based floor finish for surface protection.

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.

Mappa Entertainment Cabinet by Kimwood

The customer project was shared from the Windsor Plywood Langley store. 

The following pictures is from the first cut of the slab, to the finish product. The materials used for this project was poplar lumber and plywood, paint and the Mappa slab.
All were purchased from Windsor Plywood Langley.  The customer, Kim, personally built and finished all aspects of this project. For more information, contact Kim at his company: Kimwood Specialty Building.
A special mention to Langley LED for the great job installing the LED lighting.  

Harry’s Table Made from Bush Woods

The following project was shared by a fan of the www.mywindsorproject.com blog. Send in your projects to share today!

This is my first real wood project. Been a metal guy all my life, so after retiring, I thought I would try some wood. I made a simple table for my wife, from local woods; juniper, fir, and pine all found in the local bush. I used my 30-year-old Beaver Tablesaw, I got on Kijiji for $80, and Jointer I got from the Goodwill for $40. I sanded for several days, then gave it a coat of Minwax clear.

My wife loves it, so it was off the Windsor today in Cranbrook for something really nice to build a bookcase. We got a great deal on some purpleheart, so I guess its back to the shed ASAP. 

Harry W.

 Millwright, a Machinist, retired.

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 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

 

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