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Margie’s Fir Adirondack Chair Project

Margies-Fir-Adirondack-Chair600The following was an email sent in by Margie:
“Picture of an Adirondack chair made by my husband (painted by myself!) with fir purchased from Windsor Plywood in Langley.”

Our reply: “Hello Margie
Thank you for sending in the picture of the Adirondack chair. It looks like a fantastic project and the painting was very professional.
Question: Is this the same Margie that was the door winner for the My Windsor Project contest? Would love to see a picture of Adirondack chair in front of the new door.
I will submit the picture to the blog for July 27th posting. Thank you Woody Wall, Blog Editor”

The next day, we received this email:
“Here are some pictures of the chair with the front of the house.  front-of-house-with-chairs-600I usually have it under the Maple tree beside the turquoise bench (that way when we sit outside, we get shade).  I do intend to make a second chair for the other side of the bench and likely will paint it the same colour.
Thanks for the painting compliment.  I do all the painting and no, I am not a professional—just lots of practice and I enjoy doing it.

We’ve had tons of compliments about the door and the Pedra decking.  Thanks.

BTW—the cedar posts will be stained black Front-of-house-with-Chair-and-Bench-320 front-of-house-with-red-Adirondack-chair-320later this summer—they had to weather for a year first.  Plus I’m hoping for less heat.  And, if you look closely those are indeed hockey sticks sticking out of the cream can by the door.  My son plays hockey—I figured if they had to be kept on the porch by the door, they might as well look good being there.  I’m waiting for an epiphany about the newspaper recycle and then that will change!

When I’m done all that, I’ll likely be back at Windsor bugging Brad about the next project!”

 

Cedar Roll Top Desk by Ed- My Windsor Project

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!

“Hello
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!”

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Replica Harley Davidson Evolution Engine by Brent – My Windsor Project Contest Entry

(This project was submitted by Brent on May 2nd , 2014)
I would like to submit my plywood project in the woodworking category.

 The plywood (3/4” Baltic birch) was purchased from your Coquitlam store as recommended by your employee Jordan.

 My project was used for my audition in HGTV’s Canada’s Handyman Challenge (Season 3) which I ultimately won.  The criteria for the audition was to make a project (of our choice) from one sheet of ¾” plywood, miscellaneous hardware was allowed.

The project is a full scale replica Harley Davidson Evolution engine.  It is accurate within millimeters of an actual engine and includes a working crankshaft, rod, and piston.  The piston includes rings that were removed from my motorcycle engine (after a recent rebuild) validating the accuracy of this build.  I would like to point out I am a HD Mechanic by trade and not a carpenter, there was a great deal of learning in this project.  The completed project consumed all but 2 square feet shown in the foreground of the photos.  I did not have the engine finished for the audition, I completed it after the competition was over.  I have invested just over 200 hours building this project.

 Regards

 Brent

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Above: Finished EVO Engine Right Hand Side

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Above: Finished EVO Engine Left Hand Side

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Above: Ignition cover

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Above: Finished EVO Engine Piston Cut Away

Deck Winner of My Windsor Project Contest

Congratulations to: 
Kirby of Grande Prairie, AB 

Kirby is the designer and builder of a massive 16′ x 34′ deck. That’s 544 square feet of deck!
Below for Kirby’s description of this project;
We purchased Azek decking in two contrasting colours, and used the darker colour to provide the picture frame for the outer two rows of decking, and the lighter colour for the main decking. We are extremely impressed by the product…very resilient to pets, as well as sun fade. 

Part of the structure of the deck is supported by (4) 6″ x 6″ Cedar posts 16 feet long, these posts extend through the decking providing the support for the south end of the two tiered pergola. The pergola is constructed using 2″ x 8″ Cedar boards, and all the connections are notched to provide better support. The north end of pergola was anchored to the house using extension brackets and cedar boards.
We wanted to have an unobstructed view to the yard from inside the house, so we designed a glass rail system and 4″ x 4″ Cedar posts. The glass and posts are at a height of 60″ on sides and 40″ on front. The cedar posts were routered to fit the glass and than anchored to the deck framing.

The products supplied from Windsor Plywood were of top notch quality, and the in store service was friendly, and extremely helpful.

The products were purchased from Windsor Plywood in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
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before pic of deck project
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during reno 1
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