Windsor Plywood got its start in 1969 as a warehouse that specialized in supplying plywood for contractors and DIY-ers in northern Vancouver. Today, the company has expanded to supply western Canada and Washington with home-improvement and building supplies at 57 locations. Cuts of lumber, including spruce, aspen, and fragrant cedar, build sturdy walls or protective fences around freshly baked pies. Hardwoods, tiles, or laminate coverings pave interior floors, and Cloverdale paints help homeowners customize hues in every room. Windsor Plywood also stocks outdoor furniture and interior hardware, including doors in a plethora of sizes and styles.
Bedrock Supply's crafting specialists arm jewellery makers with accessorizing artillery and pass on their knowledge during beading classes. Within their spacious studio, teachers guide students through beginner bead stringing and silversmithing courses using the latest bead-making equipment to produce rings, bracelets, and wire-wrapped pendants that make bodies sparkle more than a cocktail of dewdrops and fairy dust. The boutique's shop stocks a wide selection of jewellery-making materials including beads made from Czech seed beads, cubic zirconia, and Swarovski crystals. At-home accessory designers can also pick up tools such as clamps, bead boards, pliers, and specialty clasps.
Hobby Wholesale enchants hobbyists with everything from remote-controlled cars and woodworking supplies to doll-house architecture and model trains. A Lego Large Blue Brick Box ($39.99) makes castle building a reality, which modular architects can then move into and defend with a battalion of Robo Champs ($12.99). Toys, games, and puzzles turn homes into armories of fun with classics like Shrinky Dinks ($9.99). Buyers can rule both earth and wind by attaching a monarch butterfly kite ($17.99) to a 1/36-scale micro truck ($89.99) but will have to do their own alloy-dipping before calling out fire.