Our co-founder Robbyn, with the Gumutindo co-op dry mill workers. #specialtycoffee #craftcoffee #fairtrade #uganda
In our last post, we shared photos of the beginning stages of building our cedar sandwich boards. Now, we’ll share the remaining photos of the process, so that you’ll get a sense of how everything comes together.
To recap, the “header” pieces were cut, sanded and routered, and these pieces, along with the oak plugs, were carefully coated with a water-based Varathane wood stain spray.
Next, the boards and oak plugs were left to dry.
Embodying our values of quality and sustainability, the sandwich boards are built to last: the water-based stain ensures a longer life span and protects against weathering. What’s more, the oak plugs and header board can be removed and replaced if they get damaged in any way.
Once all of the individual pieces were ready, final assembly began, and after countless hours of hard work and planning, the sandwich boards were finally completed.
We’re as proud of these sandwich boards as we are of our Salt Spring Island roots. We’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in their construction, including the steadfast western red cedar tree on Salt Spring Island, where it all began.