Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Purpleheart... Inspiration

Purpleheart is one of mother nature's beautiful woods.... and yes, it is naturally that colour! We often get asked how we stained the wood to achieve that vivid colour but nope, that colour is natural! Here's a few images from our customers that have made beautiful projects including Purpleheart...

Keep an eye out for our March flyer, Purpleheart might just be on special!

Gene Doucette (Birch, Walnut, Purpleheart, White Oak)

Nick Nemer 

Andreas Xenos (Purpleheart and Curly Maple)

Wayne Martin (Purpleheart and Cherry)

Stephan Mongeon 

Christopher Stiles

Gene Doucette (Wenge, Purpleheart, Birch)

Christopher Stiles

Jason Trudel

Jason Trudel

Tom Walters (Purpleheart and Yellowheart)

Saturday, 23 February 2013

New to our shop! Week of February 19-23rd

We've had a busy week bringing in new stock...

Bamboo Plywood - 3/4" 4' x 6' sheets

6/4 and 8/4 Royal Mahogany (Andiroba), Chocolate Tigerwood and Guanacaste live edge table top slabs
Already sanded... up to 36" wide and 10' long

4/4 Maple - New shipment

12/4 Purpleheart - Lumber and turning blanks

8/4 Quartersawn White Oak - Beautiful new shipment

12/4 Bubinga - lumber and turning blanks

Guatambu - New species
Brazilian 'Maple' - very hard, ideal for carving, turning etc

Ipe - new to our store

Spalted Walnut - live edge slabs

Friday, 22 February 2013

Virtual tour of our store

The "Clover"... from start to finish

There's nothing more exciting than unloading a shipment of burls and finding a gem like this one! Bark on all sides...  and in such a beautiful shape. After storing it for about a year, we decided to make this burl our latest project.
Maple Burl - 4.25" x 39" x 46.5"
Mineral spirits to show the grain
The Clover
Cathy and Derek spent hours upon hours chipping away the bark and vacuuming out the dust and dirt. Before actually doing so yourself, you really don't know how long it takes! 

Bernie even took a moment here and there to do some "chipping"

Sanded and ready to finish

Finished with four coats of Livos

Now it's time to design legs. Wood? Metal? To be cont.

Welcome to our new blog!

You've been to our website... you've been to our store... now we welcome you to our blog! Karen, the "K" in KJP will be writing as much as possible keeping you updated on new woods, project ideas and helpful hints. Hope you enjoy! Subscribe to follow our updates :-)