This is my first real wood project. Been a metal guy all my life, so after retiring, I thought I would try some wood. I made a simple table for my wife, from local woods; juniper, fir, and pine all found in the local bush. I used my 30-year-old Beaver Tablesaw, I got on Kijiji for $80, and Jointer I got from the Goodwill for $40. I sanded for several days, then gave it a coat of Minwax clear.
My wife loves it, so it was off the Windsor today in Cranbrook for something really nice to build a bookcase. We got a great deal on some purpleheart, so I guess its back to the shed ASAP.
Marc’s wife wanted a small table with drawers for the front entrance to put keys, gloves, etc. He scoured the internet for an idea and came up with this design; the carcass is made of birch ply, the drawer fronts include canary wood, purple heart and birch.Marc has a small shop (single bay garage) and it took about 40 hours to build.”
Fantastic work Marc! Great choice in the woods and drawer pull hardware.
A Mbira (African thumb piano) made by Mark, one of the fine employees here at Windsor Plywood Keating. The top is Siamese Rosewood, with Maple sides and a Purpleheart bridge. This instrument looks and sounds unique.
This highly detailed wooden bowl was turned by Dennis, a customer of Windsor Plywood Vernon store. The bowl is 14″ tall with main body made from Aspen with a ring of Blue Alowood. Inlay on the neck is Bubinga, Purpleheart and Blue Alowood.
Dennis resides with his family in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the interior of British Columbia. Shortly after retiring from a career as a Boilermaker Superintendent, Dennis decided to more actively pursue one of his many artistic hobbies, woodworking. Soon afterwards, a neighbour introduced him to the art of turning bowls on a wood lathe. Well a passion soon arose. From simple solid piece bowls Dennis quickly moved on to designing more complex segmented bowls that allowed more of his artistic side to come through.
Each and every bowl is a one-of-a-kind original creation. Using a variety of the abundant local woods and some exotic woods blended together Dennis creates bowls with unique forms and colour matches.
When an interesting piece of wood presents itself, Dennis also turns solid piece bowls, trying best to exploit the natural grain and colour of the wood into an eye pleasing shape.
Once again, congratulations to Dennis and his fantastic project!
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.