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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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Window Sills Project by Gerry – My Windsor Project Contest Entry

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.)

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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).

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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.

Close up of Bamboo End Grain (Lumber)

 

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We just completed a marathon photo shoot of our plywood and lumber products. Here’s are some macros of our 1″  x 4″ natural vertical grain bamboo lumber. Check out the end grain!   #bamboo   #wood   #lumber  

 

 

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