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River Runs Through It Mappa Burl | River Table Project

The following project and pictures were shared from David at Grey Woodworks.

Our shop is in Fort McMurray, so it’s always a challenge to shop for large, live edge slabs. The city of Fort McMurray, is located in the northern part of Alberta and is about 450 km (279 miles) from the nearest Windsor Plywood.
We have developed good relationships with a few of the Windsor Plywood locations in the Edmonton area. These skills enable us to deliver a more suitable piece of wood for the project. The stores were more than willing to help us out, as they going to the showroom, pulling out slabs and email/text photos of available options. This particular slab was sold to us by Jason @ Windsor Plywood Leduc.

We bought these book matched Mappa Burl slabs with the intent of getting a few river pieces out of them they started at 11’ long and 34”is extensive. Proceeded to see Colin at Windsor Plywood Sherwood Park for our EcoPoxy and our pigments to complete this project.

After travelling to Edmonton to pick up the slabs, we returned home to access what we had and to try to lay out the potential river pieces.  These pieces were in relatively rough shape as they were bowed cupped and twisted, but we only needed sections from these slabs, which allowed us to remove a lot of the obstacles presented by ripping the slab into smaller pieces.

The first step of the project has flattened the surface of the slab with sanding. Then we had to fit the live edges together to create the best flow of the river. A rough sketch was created to determine how the epoxy glass would look like on the slab. We use tracing paper to copy the shape of the river then transfer paper to produce a template for the pouring form. The river is then poured a solid colour blue, as this used as the base. Once the pigment detail on the top of the resin hardens, we pop the resin glass out and it has to be sanded flat. Next, a router would be run around the edges to smooth out the rough edge. Then with aid of a flush trim bit, a channel has to be into the slab. The channel is roughly a 1/4″ in depth. The pigment is then added to help with the colour highlights. After that, we sand it flat (if needed), and spray a protective finish on the project.

Completed Size:
This piece was 50″ x 38″ x 2.5″

Materials:
– Mappa Burl Slab
– Ecopoxy and metallic pigments

Duration of Project:
With slab flattening included, hours in the shop would be around 18.

Be sure to check out more fine woodworking at the Grey Woodworks website and Instagram
https://www.greywoodworks.com/

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Sherwood Park’s Pecky Cedar Barn Door Project

Colin’s crew from the Windsor Plywood Sherwood Park store under took a big project. They created a custom-made barn door from Pecky Cedar lumber. The materials required for the project was: 2″ x 8″ Pecky Cedar planks, G-Tape, Titebond glue, Ecopoxy metallics, 8 litres of resin, wooden dominos, a Festool Domino Joiner and many hours, the project was completed for the customer.

What is Pecky Wood?
Pecky wood features areas or pockets of softer or decaying wood, often caused by natural fungus usually found in older trees.  This natural process can greatly enhance the visual appeal of the wood. A similar process, spalted wood, refers to very unique surface discolouration that is also very highly desired by high-end furniture makers. For decorative projects, woodworkers will clean out the voids and use fillers or ecopoxy products, then sand and stain or re-seal the surface

Check out the Sherwood Park Instagram page, windsorplywood.shpk, for more projects https://www.instagram.com/windsorplywood.shpk/

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.

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.

Ducks Unlimited Live Edge Project

The staff at the Windsor Plywood Cranbrook were at it again! They wanted to make a product donation to the not-for-profit group,  Ducks Unlimited. The organization could then use it in a raffle or auction to raise funds in support of wetland conservation.

Used the EcoPoxy, a slab of live edge curly maple and river rock for the bench legs.

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