Project of the Month

Halfmoon Bay Cabin Showcases Light & Dark with Sansin

October 2022 —–
POTM - Halfmoon

Tucked along British Columbia’s idyllic Sunshine Coast, the angular Halfmoon Bay Cabin is designed and owned by architect Patrick Warren of Frits de Vries Architects + Associates and built by Vernon Construction. The dramatic dark exterior – Western Red Cedar coated in Sansin SDF Onyx – contrasts nicely with the natural wooded setting. Inside, the Western Red Cedar walls and soffits are treated with lye process and then coated with Sansin SDF in a white hue that enhances the natural light in the tranquil space. The design was inspired by a combination of American coastal architecture and Japanese ryokans (inns). The use of natural materials and floor-to-ceiling windows along with Sansin’s low VOC, enviro-friendly wood protection products connect the home to nature and elevate the structure’s low impact footprint in this park-like setting.

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Penetrating one-coat finish for exterior wood.

Exceptionally versatile protection for siding, logs, decks and fences. Beautiful, durable, highly water-repellent, breathable and UV-resistant.

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Guinness Record-Winning Paddle Protected With Sansin

September 2022 —–

The world’s largest canoe paddle, which is constructed with 100-feet of Eastern white cedar and nicknamed the Big Dipper, recently won a Guinness World Record for its massive size. The sixton paddle represents the most prevalent means of transportation in the early days of the Georgian Bay village of Killarney, Ontario, and it is now on display at the Killarney Mountain Lodge. The paddle is protected with a comprehensive Sansin coating system, including the installation of Impel Boron Rods and a pre-treatment with Boracol 20-2 to help combat attacks from fungus and wood-boring insects. The Big Dipper was finished with two coats of Sansin’s WoodForce weathering treatment in a translucent tan hue that will allow the wood to weather naturally while offering exceptional water repellency and protection from blackening, discoloration and wood rot. The Big Dipper was designed and constructed by renowned Canadian canoeist Mike Ranta.

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WOODFORCE

Woodforce

High-performance, ultra low-VOC finish for a naturally-weathered look.

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Ski Lodge Gets a Lift from Sansin Finishes

June 2022 —–
POTM - Ski Resort June

Osler Bluff Clubhouse in Collingwood Ontario is a family-oriented ski club where members and guests gather in a spirit of shared enjoyment of winter and the outdoors. The Western Red Cedar cladding and soffits, as well as the real wood timbers, were proudly protected using the Sansin SDF and ENS finishing system. This full luster system is highly durable and should provide years of protection in this tough four-season environment. Sansin Dealer Birch and Benjamin supplied the finish and is nearby to service the customer and help with annual inspections. The wood creates a charming and welcoming atmosphere enhanced by Sansin – a warm place to rest during blustery days on the slopes.

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ENS

Beautiful premium finish for any project, new or old.

Enhances the beauty of almost any wood surface with an exceptionally tough, durable finish. Highly resistant to wear and UV – available in satin or gloss.

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SDF

SDF

Penetrating one-coat finish for exterior wood.

Exceptionally versatile protection for siding, logs, decks and fences. Beautiful, durable, highly water-repellent, breathable and UV-resistant.

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Sansin WoodForce Protects Mediterranean Gem

May 2022 —–
POTM - Mallorca Residence

The Accoya wood on this beautiful home near the coast of Spain, is coated with Sansin’s WoodForce treatment in a modern Sky Grey color. The coastal climate requires a finish that is durable to hold up to heat and humidity. Additionally, the owner wanted a color for the Accoya that would complement the rest of the home’s finishes. Sansin’s penetrating, breathable WoodForce was the perfect match. WoodForce is an ultra-low VOC wood treatment that allows exterior wood to weather naturally while offering exceptional water repellency and protection from blackening, discoloration and wood rot. The wood was finished at Dresser Mouldings, part of the James Latham group, to offer protection in transit and in-situ, and an additional coat was added on-site. The owner reports that two years later, the finish looks as good as the day it was applied.

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Mass Timber and Sansin Greet Thousands in Transit

April 2022 —–
Smart VMC Bus Terminal

The Smart VMC Bus Terminal in Vaughan, Ontario, features a sustainable, innovative design that uses wood to offer a warm welcome to passengers. Phase one of the largest redevelopment project in North America, the terminal connects the subway station below with the suburban bus transport, serving thousands of passengers a day. Dubbed a new kind of “urban magnet” by architect firm Diamond Schmitt, the building features a unique horseshoe-shaped roof that floats above two open, wooden platforms wrapped in glass. All of the structure’s exposed glulam beams and CLT are protected with Sansin’s environmentally friendly wood protection – one coat of KP-12W followed by two coats of Sansin ENS – adding to the project’s sustainable profile. Other eco features include a “cool roof” to reduce the urban heat-island effect, drought-tolerant landscaping, and lots of windows for natural ventilation and lighting.

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Beautiful premium finish for any project, new or old.

Enhances the beauty of almost any wood surface with an exceptionally tough, durable finish. Highly resistant to wear and UV – available in satin or gloss.

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Award-Winning LEED Platinum Library in U.S. Capital Protected with Sansin

March 2022 —–
LEED Platinum Library

The Southwest Library in Washington, DC, recently won the coveted 2021 Wood Design & Building Sansin Award. The light-filled library was designed by Perkins&Will to emphasize the building’s connection to the community and the natural setting of the park it overlooks. The open, airy design is an invitation for the community to gather and the layout offers many seating configurations. The library achieved LEED Platinum certification for its environmental design, energy and water conservation strategies, and regionally sourced environmentally responsive materials. The structural wood was manufactured by British Columbia-based StructureCraft and protected with Sansin’s enviro-friendly water-borne coatings that allow the beauty of the wood to shine through while offering superior protection. The interior European white spruce glulam was coated with Sansin’s KP-12 formula in clear, which was also applied to the exterior glulam. The exterior wood received an additional layer of protection from two coats of Sansin SDF.

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Precision Coat KP-12

Adaptable wood protection for industrial applications.

Dramatically improves topcoat performance for timbers, dimensional laminated lumber and engineered wood, while also protecting wood during construction. Can be used as the first coat of an architectural coating system.

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Centre to Cultivate Tsawwassen’s Next Generation Protected with Sansin

February 2022 —–
Tsawwassen Youth Center

The 12,000-square foot Tsawwassen Youth Centre was developed by the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) as a place for learning, nurturing and preparing the TFN youth to become the next generation of leadership. To ensure the design reflected their needs, TFN involved young people throughout the development process. The proximity to the Salish Sea, its setting on the Pacific flight path for migratory birds, and the building’s passive environmental strategies are reflective of Indigenous knowledge. Designed by Mackin Tanaka Architecture, the building is partially constructed of hemfir dowel laminated timber (DLT) components – the first in North America to use DLT as a significant structural component. The DLT was supplied by StructureCraft and is coated with Sansin’s KP-12 on the exposed face of the interior and soffits. KP-12 is an outstanding penetrating protective undercoat for engineered wood components like DLT that enhances dimensional stability and protects wood from UV degradation and moisture absorption.

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Adaptable wood protection for industrial applications.

Dramatically improves topcoat performance for timbers, dimensional laminated lumber and engineered wood, while also protecting wood during construction. Can be used as the first coat of an architectural coating system.

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Sansin Enhances Durability of Alaskan Yellow Cedar on Outdoor Pavilion

January 2022 —–
Project of the Month February 2022

A highly anticipated covered outdoor rink at Gore Meadows Community Centre in Brampton, ON, was brought to life with the help of Sansin. The four-season structure is the first of its kind in the city. It hosts community events in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Designed by ZAS Architects + Interiors, the pavilion’s grid-like structure – a modern take on a WWII aircraft hangar – features beautiful panels of curved Alaskan yellow cedar glulam, which were chosen for their strength, durability and natural beauty. The panels were factory coated with Precision Coat SDF in a custom color to bring out the beauty of the wood and provide the durability needed in this harsh climate. The glulam for the 8,600-square foot domed structure was supplied and coated by the Quebec-based lumber processor and distributor, Goodfellow.

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Precision Coat SDF

A penetrating one-coat finish for exterior wood.

Precision Coat SDF provides tough, effective protection for wood siding.

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Sansin Protects California’s First Multi-Story, CLT Mass Timber Building

December 2021 —–
POTM January 2022

NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION

A first-of-its kind building in San Francisco is protected with Sansin. Considered a milestone for mass timber in California, the 134,000-square foot triangular 1 De Haro is the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure in San Francisco and is also California’s first multi-story mass timber building. The mixed-use commercial project, which targets LEED Gold certification, was developed by SKS Partners and designed by Perkins&Will. A shimmering glass exterior wraps around the structure’s wooden core, creating a connection between the interior and exterior. Supplied by Nordic Structures, the mass timber creates warmth while also offering a dramatically reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional construction. Sansin’s KP-12 UVW was applied to the CLT in Nordic’s factory, with vertical posts receiving two coats of Precision Coat Purity Glacier. The use of Sansin’s low-VOC finishes not only brings out the character of the wood, but also offers dimensional stability and superior protection. Precision Coat Dealer, Gray’s Paint, supported this project with product and on-site support.

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Adaptable wood protection for industrial applications.

Dramatically improves topcoat performance for timbers, dimensional laminated lumber and engineered wood, while also protecting wood during construction. Can be used as the first coat of an architectural coating system.

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Contemporary Lakeside Estate Upgraded with Sansin

November 2021 —–

NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION

This lakeside retreat in Washington state features a modern main house, guest house and barn with rich Western Red Cedar siding and solid sawn Douglas Fir timbers that were hand-selected from British Columbia. Built in 2017, the owners were struggling with the performance of the original protective finish. They turned to Sansin dealer Professional Finishes who were confident they could meet the expected durability with Sansin formulas. Professional Finishes values proper workmanship and preparation techniques and understands that this really maximizes the potential durability of Sansin products. The timbers, cedar and front doors were refinished using a custom-color formulated SDF and ENS system by Professional Finishes. SDF is the penetrating first coat followed by ENS Optimum Clear for the second and third coat. Professional Finishes exclusively uses Sansin products for their performance, beauty, durability and adhesive properties.

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Exceptionally versatile protection for siding, logs, decks and fences. Beautiful, durable, highly water-repellent, breathable and UV-resistant.

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ENS

ENS

Beautiful premium finish for any project, new or old.

Enhances the beauty of almost any wood surface with an exceptionally tough, durable finish. Highly resistant to wear and UV – available in satin or gloss.

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