Category Archives: Building & Restoration News

Burnt Wood New at CBR Products

What’s New at CBR We have expanded out Pre-Stains service to include Japanese style burnt wood.  Shuo Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese craft that preserves wood by charring it. Traditionally Japanese Sugi wood was used in a process that … Continue reading

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BRODA WOOD FINISH SELECTED FOR COATING THE BEAMS OF A $13 MILLION LUXURY HOME FOR SALE IN VANCOUVER, CANADA BRODA PRO-TEK-TOR By CBR Products.

  BRODA WOOD FINISH SELECTED FOR COATING THE BEAMS OF A $ 13 MILLION LUXURY HOME FOR SALE IN VANCOUVER, CANADA = BRODA PRO TEK TOR By CBR Products.   Architect Brian Hemingway designed this spectacular waterfront home located in … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Burl

The first burl to be called the world’s largest burl was cut from the base of a 351-year-old Sitka Spruce tree in 1976. The burl weighs an estimated 22 tons and measures 45 feet in circumference. The new contender for … Continue reading

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Low-VOC Coatings for Renovations in Quebec are no laughing matter!

Did you know that BRODA® Coatings and Wood Stain are also popular in Quebec? C’est vrai! (It’s true!) A popular magazine for modern home building, Maison du 21e siecle, recently launched their special issue on renovations, and, with our marketing … Continue reading

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Need to colour match another brand of wood stain? No problem.

We occasionally have customers come to us with old finishes we need to match using a custom BRODA® colour. This can be the case where an old wood stain of a different brand has failed in some areas but not … Continue reading

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Artdec brings BRODA ® natural wood finishes to even more of the Quebec market.

Since 1990, Artdec.ca has been searching out and profiling greener, safer and better-performing products in the wood finishing industry, and bringing them to the Quebec market. So they are a natural fit to carry the BRODA ® line of water-borne … Continue reading

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Can’t get your bees to buzz or your buckwheat to buck? The Homesteader’s Emporium is your store.

Our Strathcona neighbourhood in East Vancouver is full of interesting people and businesses. But this has to be one of the most original. When Rick Havlak decided he wanted to make his own cheese, jam and roast coffee, he also … Continue reading

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BRODA ® Deck Refinishing Stains: How-To Seminar at Greenworks Building Supply; It’s all about prep and patience.

On a sunny Saturday in May, CBR Products  own Chris Dos Santos showed some dealers and homeowners how to refinish wood decks the BRODA ® way, at a building products seminar held at Vancouver’s Greenworks Building Supply. “The key is taking … Continue reading

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Paint and wood stain Colour Trends for 2013 – we’ve got ‘em.

Pantone®, makers of designer color books and printing inks, is one of the largest online resources for tints and hues, and they regularly release their hot colors for the season. Very useful for an architect when determining a coating specification … Continue reading

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