Category Archives: Live Edge

The Art of Bowties by Windsor Plywood Cranbrook

Steve, the owner of the Windsor Plywood store in Cranbrook, BC, sent in these custom bowties made for a customer live edge project. A bowtie inlay is a type of joint used either to hold two or more wooden boards together or to keep two halves of a board, that have already started to split, from splitting further. Traditionally, these inlays were painstakingly crafted to fit into hand-carved and chiseled recesses. But today, all you need is a plunge router and a simple inlay kit.

More information and an excellent step-by-step guide can be found at this link: http://www.woodsmith.com/files/issues/189/making-bowtie-inlay.pdf or Woodsmith No. 189

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Beautiful Fir Slab Coffee table and Computer Desk by Gavin – Customer Project

The following email was sent in from the Windsor Plywood Langley store

Gavin was kind enough to send in some photos of two projects made from the same original Fir live edge slab purchased from Windsor Langley. They look great! The computer desk was fabricated using the cut off from the coffee table project, with some Walnut to brace. Very cool!

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Sandra’s Basement Reno – My Windsor Project Contest Entry

Pictures of before and after. Using 2 tele-posts as the bar forms. We used a biscuit joiner and glued these two pieces of live edge cedar together to make our bar. A little sanding and of course 2 part epoxy to finish and VOILA! We love it.

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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 “Roasted” Curly Red Birch Lumber

Notice the number of board feet written in white on the end of the boards. i.e. 52, 23, 25.8. Live Edge lumber is priced per the board foot (example $15.00/bd. ft). The main reason is that each tree is different and therefore the sizes can range.

Curly-birch-slabLive edge roasted curly Red Birch lumber. The wood has actually been roasted to add color and character to the wood. Product of New Brunswick,  with exceptional figuring. Creates a fantastic discussion piece for fireplace mantals, bar tops, shelves and more. No two pieces are alike, so, no worries about your neighbour copying your idea!

  • Most pieces are 3″ thick x 14″ wide x 12′ lengths
  • Live edge (the side with/without bark on it) is on both sides

Contact your nearest Windsor Plywood store for price and availability.

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