Category Archives: Past Projects

Boston-style Bombe Chest of Drawers

Walnut_Bombe_Dresser2This chest was made from walnut purchased from Windsor Plywood Vernon. Crafted by Bill Ferguson of Salmon Arm.  The Chest of Drawers, which are 19-1/2” x 39” x 33-1/2” took five months to build and finish. Woodwork was done by Bill and the finish, with Bill’s assistance, by Richard G, his next door neighbour. This is the second major project that these neighbours have completed.

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Bike made from Walnut Plywood

Bike made from Walnut Plywood

We are always looking for new projects to share with fellow woodworkers. Send us an email, with attached pictures to and it will be shared on mywindsorproject blog and social media outlets. Credit where credit is due. We will add links back to your website or organization! Thanks to all who want shared their wonderful creations!

Civil War Replica Cannon by Ed – Customer Project

Ed stopped by the Windsor Plywood store in Great Falls to thank the staff for sourcing the wood used in this Civil War Replica Cannon.  White Oak was used in the carriage, Hickory for the wheel spokes and Elm for the wheel hubs.  The wood was sent to an Amish community in Ohio as they built quite a few for the Union during the Civil War and still have the knowhow.  This artillery piece shoots about a mile and a half ‘very accurately’ according to Ed.


Great-Falls-CannonPictured from left to right; Eric Gosshorn, Neil Hutcheson, Harvey Hacket, Mike Wedeknid, Kurt Stull and Mr. Ed Hinkle.

Valentines Day Feature- Harvest Table Wedding Present from Erin and Nick

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

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 

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Customer Project- Kitchen Island Made from a Slab of Live Edge Parota

Kitchen-Parto-slabThe following picture sent in from Windsor Plywood Langley store. It features a kitchen island made from a slab of Parota live edge. Looks fantastic!

Parota is also known as Guanacaste, Raintree or Kelobra is like Acacia in appearance but easier in workability. A fast growing hardwood that is popular with bowl turners, carvers, furniture/cabinetry designers and boat builders.  More pictures and information can be found at the Windsor Plywood website.

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Simple Window Flower Box Project

Window-Box-assembledSimple Window Flower Box Project

Does the exterior of your home need a little dressing up? This window flower box is so easy you can make two or three in a few hours. So build a couple now and try your hand at planting some fall varieties of flowers or make it a winter workshop project.

1. Purchase flower box tray inserts made of fibreglass reinforced plastic.

2. Purchase 1″ x 6″ pressure treated or Western Red Cedar wood.

3. Cut from 1″ x 6″ three 34-3/4” pieces for the face, back and rails two 10’ pieces for the ends.

4. Using a jigsaw set a 45 degree angle bevel cut one of the 34 ¾ pieces into one 2-1/4 top mounting rail one 3-1/4 bottom mounting rail.

5. Slightly round the front edges of each end and cut the curved detail if desired into the bottom of the face board using a jigsaw.

6. Using three No. 6 x 2-1/2″ galvanized screws at each end, attach both ends of the box to the front face. Countersink each screw head slightly. Assemble all the pieces on a flat surface to make sure the board edges align.

7. Using no.6 x 1-1/2 galvanized screws, secure the top mounting rail to the back piece, flush to the top edge.

8. Inside both end pieces mount the back assembly flush to the top with the rail to the outside of the box. Use no.6 x 2-1/2 galvanized screws. Countersink each screw head slightly.

9. Putty over the screw heads and sand the box. If you plan to paint apply coat of primer then a top coat of an exterior enamel.

10. Drill three ½’ holes in the tray bottom with a layer of coarse gravel or small loose rock then fill with potting soil and plant your flowers.

11. Using four no.6 x 3’ galvanizing screws attach the bottom mounting rail to the wall location. Drop the top rail piece onto the bottom rail piece to mount the box on the wall.

Using this rail set up you can instantly remove the box for transplanting plants or for storing at the end of the growing season.


Woodworker Winner from 2008 Contest


Customer Projects Galore!

In 2008, Windsor Plywood ran a contest called “The Great Canadian Project Contest”. The entries were as varied as coffee tables, playhouses, and grandfather clocks to completely renovated rooms. All work must have been completed by the entrant and be the property of entrant. The stipulation was that the project must have incorporated some Windsor product.

Don”t forget to enter your project in the My Windsor Project Contest! Contest ends September 30, 2014.

Woodworking Winner 
Lord Nelson Grandfather Clock made from East Indian Rosewood. No wood filler was used and all wood components were joined by either biscuit joints or with wood screws. Fitting was not to a 10 thousandths of an inch – it was exact!


Picture of the winner, Elmer from Cranbrook

Picture of the winner in his workshop



Close up the raised panel made from Rosewood

Checker Board

Checker Board- Iain Sewell

Checker Board- Iain Sewell


Name: Iain Sewell
Location: Calgary, AB
Windsor Store: Calgary, AB

Description: Checker board made with Wenge and Ash squares and a Red Oak border. Checker pieces are made from Ash and Purpleheart. Finish is Danish Oil on the checker pieces and Varathane Diamond Coat for the board itself.

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