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.
The follow project was sent in from an employee at the Windsor Plywood Airdrie store. The author of this blog, contacted the owner, Ed and asked if the work in progress could be posted and shared on the mywindsorproject.com blog. This was Eds reply:
“I am flattered that you would consider this project for inclusion in the blog. It will be completed within the next couple of weeks. How ’bout I send you some final pics of the completed interior/exterior and some notes about the project when done.”
We replied saying that would be a bonus. Almost a month went by and we received another email with updated pictures of the finished project. Great job on your project Ed! We all appreciate the reply and the fantastic follow-up.
Look forwards to more projects from your workshop Ed!
Attached are some pics of the finished project, the roll top desk.
The wood used is all cedar, much of it purchased from Windsor. The folks in Windsor Plywood Airdrie were really helpful. I used cedar plywood, 3/4 inch and 1/4 inch, as well as dimensional cedar lumber planned to desired thicknesses. It is finished with Varathane clear satin, visible locations sprayed.
I had not seen a roll-top made from cedar and thought that it would be unique.
Now I need a new project!”
A Featured Project for Valentines Day!
This fantastic project was sent in from Erin and Nick of Langley, BC. It’s a handmade, Fir Harvest Table with an Ebony stain. It was completed as a wedding gift for a friend.
• Solid Fir extension harvest table with a butterfly leaf.
• Measures 72″ x 48″, with a 2′ extension making it 96″ x 48″ when extended. The leaf folds into and stores in the table.
• Table is my design, and it took Nick approximately 30 hours to build. I did the finishing which took about another 5 hours (not counting drying time ho ho ho!).
Nick is a carpenter that works at Cedar Siding Contracting doing exterior siding, building envelope, and other such carpentry jobs. This is Erin and Nicks first dining table, but the couple did complete a similar type of design/build/finish teamwork with a couple of side tables.
Almost all the materials were purchased from the Windsor Plywood Langley store. The Langley store has its own custom website that is chalked full of cool projects and more! It can be found at www.windsorplywoodlangley.com
Fir table materials:
• 2″ x 6″ Mixed Grain Fir
• 2″ x 4″ Mixed Grain Fir
• 4″ x 4″ Fir
• Drawer slides (Full extension heavy-duty)
• Tube-Hinge Leaf-Mount Mechanism
• Concealed SOSS hinges
• Table leg brackets & lags
• L brackets
• Biscuits & Dowels
• Titebond Construction Adhesive
• Gorilla Wood Glue
• Richelieu Chest Latch – #63890180
• Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
• Minwax Ebony Stain (3 coats)
• Varathane Semi-Gloss Polyurethane (3 coats)
• Staining pad & Foam brushes
• Felt pads
• GRK screws
• 6 foot long clamps
• Hook & Sand discs
• Steel Wool #0000
Even though you have purchased kiln dried lumber there is still too much moisture in your fence or deck material to provide a good dry base and assure proper penetration of the stain or coating. Let the wood dry out for 2 – 3 weeks of good warm summer weather allowing the pores on the wood to open up and let the stain penetrate the wood there by assuring good penetration and adhesion. If you are building a new deck or fence, you should pre-stain the underside and hard to reach areas prior to building.
On Cedar, Pine or Spruce Decking using a clear finish
If the weather doesn’t allow for 2 – 3 weeks of good warm weather and the wood does get weathered you may have to wash the material with a good quality deck wash.
Radius Edge Decking
It is recommended that you under coat the bottom side of the material there by providing a seal to the bottom edge of the decking. The radius edge design of the material tends to force rain to roll down the side and cluster under the decking which can develop into an excess moisture build up and cause the coating to break down or cause the material to decay.