Parksville’s Woody Statue and Timekeeper

Ron Gellatly came to Windsor Plywood at Parksville back in December of last year (2019) with a history of cabinet making, woodturning and art. He recently finished the Woody carved mascot and the a salvaged Fir dunnage clock. He has this to say about the process it took to finish the projects: I built the … Continued

Drill Press Drum Sander Jig

drill press drum sanding jig

Stirling from the Windsor Plywood head office built this drill press drum sander jig. It uses 1/4″ Baltic Birch Plywood from the Langley Windsor Plywood. The drum sanding attachment fits in the hole on the top of the jig with a hole on the side used for a vacuum hose. For the top and side … Continued

Before you Begin your Vinyl Flooring Project (FAQs)

installing vinyl floors

How is vinyl flooring made? Vinyl flooring consists of PVC – a type of plastic – topped with a decorative paper layer and a wear layer. Some vinyl has a felt backing or is reinforced with fiberglass for greater stability. The wear layer is also treated with aluminum oxide or ceramic bead. A variety of … Continued

Cedar Wishing Well

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George in St. Andrews, Manitoba made this Wishing Well out of 5/4 cedar topped with 2×8 cedar, #4 undercoarse shingles and some scrap 4×4 to hold up the roof. Cetol 1 Butternut for protection against weather. George said “My wife didn’t want a bucket, but next time she’s out it will appear”.  😀

Mechanical Pendulum Clock Made from Baltic Birch Plywood

mechanical clock

The following story was sent in from a mywindsorproject.com blog reader. My name is Jerrod, and I am a 35-year-old amateur woodworker in my spare time with a background in Engineering. I am currently living in Calgary, Alberta. I came across your blog of customer projects and thought I would throw a few pics of … Continued

Custom Rocking Chair by Alistair

alistair rocking chair

Hi my name is Alistair, I live in Calgary AB. Below is a rocking chair I built from a variety of wood. It is made from walnut, cherry, ash, poplar and spruce most of which were purchased from the south location Windsor Plywood in Calgary. The chair is 43 ply’s glued up and then carved … Continued

Wagons Ho!

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These chuck wagons were made for the Sam Steele Parade. The Windsor Plywood store in Cranbrook donated 6000 feet of veneer to make the wheels for the wagons. They were used for chuck wagon races. The races were composed of 4 people pulling, one driver and 2 outriders on bikes. It was a blast to … Continued