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Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre at Royal Roads University in Victoria

The Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre, at Royal Roads University, designed by McFarland Marceau Architects and built by Kinetic Construction, is situated at a tranquil spot on the edge of Esquimalt Lagoon, with delightful views in every direction. The design … Continue reading

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Wood Finish Coatings = Beautiful Home In Nelson, BC, Canada

Here is a beautiful home on the lake in Nelson, BC,  built by Purcell Timber Frames, who also hail from Nelson. CBR Products worked closely with Purcell and Co. to come up with a custom colour, in our Broda Pro-Tek-Tor … Continue reading

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Mill Glaze and Smooth Wood

‘Mill Glaze’ is something a lot of people seem to forget about, most likely because they can’t ‘see’ it, however it is more than likely sitting there right underneath your nose silently waiting to hinder your staining attempts. ‘Mill Glaze’ … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Saves The Day!

There are so many different things out there that function in more ways than we know. Whether it be fish oil in vitamins and WD40 or corn in almost…….well, everything! So, how about Rhubarb? I don’t know about you but … Continue reading

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VIU Deep Bay Shellfish Centre

John Hemsworth of McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd contacted me in October of 2009 to inquire about a coating for huge glulam beams on a project he was working on. This project turned out to be the Vancouver Island University’s Centre … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Muskoka Home

The pictures below are of a beautifully designed and built home in the Muskoka region of Ontario. We pre-stained the cedar shingles at our facility in two coats of Broda Pro-Tek-Tor SLT tinted to a custom colour we developed called … Continue reading

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Thompson Rivers University TRU Build Pit-House

This video is a time lapse sequence of a log structure created for a building at Thompson Rivers University. The build employed a creative use of “Glue-Lam” timbers and specially prepared, beetle killed pine. The design was to evoke the … Continue reading

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Spearhead Timberworks raises the bar with Klahoose First Nations building.

Back in 2009 the Klahoose First Nation in Squirrel Cove, BC, began work on a spectacular new multi-purpose building. Named the ‘New Relationship’ building, this structure represents a new vision for the Klahoose Nation. “It is the efforts in the … Continue reading

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Green Building Materials & Sustainable Renovation

Here’s a great article written by CBR’s good friend Alastair Moore, LEED AP. My North Vancouver residence (originally designed by Fred Hollingsworth in the late 1940’s) is an example of the transformation of a classic west coast architecturally designed house … Continue reading

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Adventures in Eco-Friendly Coating Technology

The Squamish Adventure Centre proved to be a great testing ground for the high-performance eco-friendly coatings of CBR. In working toward a LEED standard with this project, the numerous eco-friendly features of the BRODA® line of products created the initial … Continue reading

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