The next day, we received this email:
“Here are some pictures of the chair with the front of the house. I 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 later 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!”
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!”
Windsor Store Owner Receives National Award November 14, 2012 Press Release
OTTAWA, ON: Garry Janz, President, Motorcycle Ride for Dad Canada recently presented the President’s Award to Winnipeg’s own Ed Johner, at the annual national summit. Johner was selected for his outstanding contributions to the fight against prostate cancer through the Motorcycle Ride for Dad Manitoba Chapter.
Ed Johner, owner of Windsor Plywood Century Street outlet in Winnipeg, is one of the founding members of the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.
The President’s Award is presented each year to one volunteer who not only helped lead Chapters to achieving remarkable success, but who also chose to incorporate their passion for fighting prostate cancer and the Ride For Dad in their daily lives, reaching out to make a significant impact in their overall community.
“We were honoured to present the award to Ed,” said Janz. “His commitment to the Ride for Dad and to improving awareness about prostate cancer is inspirational to not only those who know him personally, but to the many who have read his story in the local paper or have seen him speak. It’s humbling to know the impact that his dedication will bring to helping saving men’s lives in Manitoba and right across Canada.”
“So many Ride for Dad volunteers are worthy and deserving of this award,” said Johner.
“It was a shock to have been chosen and I am honoured and blessed to be able to give my time to this organization. To be recognized for this work is truly humbling”
Since the event began in Ottawa in 2000, over $8,700,000.00 has been raised for the cause. What began as a single city event takes place now in 29 Canadian cities and will expand even further next year.
Jeff Johner of Windsor Plywood Winnipeg Main Street and Jim Lothian of Windsor Plywood Winnipeg Pembina Hwy are also founding members of the Manitoba Chapter of the Ride for Dad which has raised almost $400,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness programs. The 2013 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad happens Saturday, May 25th.