The follow story and pictures were sent in from Earl
I’ve been woodworking since I retired from BC Hydro in Nanaimo. Always get my lumber from Windsor Plywood in Nanaimo. I get my plans from Toys and Joys in Lynden Washington.
Excavating vehicles and logging trucks are in high demand. Each project takes about 2 weeks to complete, 5 hours per working day.
Right now I’m make 4 logging trucks on special order.
With a little help from our friends at Windsor Plywood Main St. Winnipeg and some imagination from my family we constructed this feature wall with very minimal effort and supplies.
Thanks Courtney and your team members.
It’s sure nice to walk in and get served in the fashion that you people provide.
My project was the finishing of my triple tandem garage. I wanted my finished product to look like a rustic cottage, incorporating wood and stone finishing.
Firstly, under the Doors category I’d like to submit all my handmade cabinets and lockers. All of which were made from 5/8” inch MDF with 1/2″ x1/2 “ inch Pine accents. I also would include all the handmade drawers which as you can see were all dovetailed.
Secondly, under the Moulding category, I’d like to draw your attention to the waffle ceiling, made with 1/2” MDF with 1×4 Spruce panels.
And finally, under the Woodworking Category I think the entire garage fits, but particularly the butcher block counter top, ledger under the pegboard, and all the walls, which are covered in 1×6 tongue and groove, cedar planks.
An room in our unfinished basement was finished to create a music/craft room.
Custom built-in shelves and curved desk were made out of 3/4″ melamine and trimmed with white iron-on melamine edging. A Kregg shelf pin jig was used to create custom shelf heights. The built-in shelving unit was trimmed with MDF mouldings – baseboard #514 for the two vertical pieces for the centre shelving section, S4S #MFSP105 & sash bead #9532 were used to create the custom header for the built-in shelves. Built-in shelf backer board was made out of particle/MDF board and painted a contrasting colour for a pop of colour.
The S4S #MFSP105 & sash bead #9532 mouldings were used to trim out the top of the doors (French & solid core).
1/2″ MDF was used to make a custom window sill and jambs for the window. The S4S #MFSP105 & sash bead #9532 mouldings were also used to trim out the top of the window.
– 1/2″ MDF (window sill and jambs)
– White iron-on melamine edging (used on all built in melamine shelves)
– 3/4″ melamine (for built in shelves and built desk)
– 11/16″ x 4-9/16″ (MFSP105) S4S MDF moulding
– 1/2″ x 1-3/8″ (9532) MDF sash bead moulding
– 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (514) MDF baseboard moulding
– Particle/MDF board
– Shelf pins
– Kreg shelf pin jig
For the Doors
– 2 x 24 inch hollow core interior door (slabs)
– Pine door jamb
– 32 inch solid core interior door (pre hung)
– Door hinges
– Door lever style handles
– MDF moulding for finishing
Solid core doors was used as entrance door to a music room. Solid core door was used to reduce noise. Hollow core doors were hung (by us!) as French doors on closet. French doors allow easy access to musical instruments. Moulding was used to trim out doors.
Last year I removed my old water damaged window sills and replaced them with new oak window sills along with oak crown mouldings placed underneath. I purchased from the Chilliwack Windsor Plywood center the needed 3/4 inch oak boards along with the oak crown mouldings and being a do it your-selfer I managed to cut out very carefully the old MDF sills using of all things a drill and then very carefully by hand chiselling out the MDF. It was a laborious process but wanting to be careful to not damage the windows or the window plate I managed to remove it all and installed the new and they look great.
Next to installing new window sills using Windsor Plywood products I also used their stain in Summer Oak which was suggested to me by the sales person and the reason I wanted to go with this particular stain is because of the kitchen which i wanted to match with the pre-existing cabinets and do they ever. Happy as can be and also the oak sills were coating to with Windsor Plywoods Varathane Diamond clear semi-gloss and the results well they speak for themselves. (the only problem, I don’t have the before pictures to show you.)
Along with doing my window sills I also used Windsor Plywood for buying flooring for my kitchen and bathroom and I used Coastal Spice Scraped Vinyl Flooring and it looks great (First picture below).
The materials we used for the reno are as follows:
• 4 1/2″ MDF flat stock
• #497 at the bottom of the wall.
• Bead board paneling. Sold in 30 or 32″ X 48″ sections.
• Another strip of the 4 1/2″ flat stock.
• A strip of MDF Base cape #3714 set 1/2″ down from the top.
• Pine corner cove #3266 in all inside corners.
• Pine corner moulding #202 on the out side corners.
• The frame for the mirror is MDF casing #381.
• The upper moulding I believe is Crown #051
Kitchen Renovation: re-surface some existing cabinets and built some new ones to change the kitchen configuration. Cabinets and crown moulding done in Cherry. Added soft close hinges to upper cabinets. New glass backslash, new granite countertops, new lighting and new flooring throughout.
Louwren from Grande Prairie, AB
My wife and I were not able to find an adequate entertainment centre to organize our TV, audio/video components, movies and games so I decided to try my hand at building a custom piece. My previous experience with woodworking/construction was building a fence and framing the basement in a previous house we owned; items that didn’t require a lot of finesse in the build. This was my first attempt at constructing a piece that needed to look nice! After spending numerous hours viewing YouTube videos and creating a plan for the entertainment centre I started the build.
As you can see from the photos, the new entertainment centre is a built-in located in our family room and replaces our old Ikea TV stand, and provides additional storage and display space. The new entertainment centre uses the following materials from Windsor Plywood in Grande Prairie:
· Birch ¾ Plywood – used to create the carcass of the cabinets and shelves
· Birch ½ plywood – used to build the drawers
· Maple boards – used to create the face frames and the storage doors frames
·Beaded Wainscott – used for the background on the left and right shelving units, and the front of the storage doors
·Crown Molding – used along the top of the entertainment centre
·Hinges – for the storage doors
· Money spent on these materials was $1,489.29
The entertainment centre was primed and painted with white melamine paint; the baseboard from the wall was used to wrap around the base of the entertainment centre. Another feature of the entertainment centre is that I installed ABS piping under the left and right shelving units which opens up to the bottom shelve on the centre piece. This allows speaker wire and the internet cable to be installed easily and makes wires readily available to the audio/video components without having to drill holes in the sides of centre (except for the outer sides of the unit).
Considering this was my first project of this type and scope it turned out very well. (Even my wife would agree!)
Store employee Darlene, gives the prize to Louwrens and his son Tayben. Great job!
My name is Mike and have been undergoing a reno of 1400 square feet of the upstairs of my house for the last eight months. I have done all the work myself except the installation of gas fireplaces. The photo I am submitting is not necessarily a ‘room’ renovation but a huge part of the house in itself. It’s the staircase.
The reason I chose this to submit rather than a room was because of the expertise help I received to get the job done. The staff at the Coquitlam Windsor Plywood are all top notch! It’s great knowing you can go into there with questions that will get answered by people who know their stuff. Unlike other stores, the information I get from Windsor is the correct info. Your staff answered all my questions, gave me tips and were very friendly doing so.
The material I used in this particular project from Windsor was the MDF skirting and baseboards. Hope you like!