Wednesday, April 28, 2010

City of Kenmore, Hydraulic Podium

For the City of Kenmore's new city hall, Smith & Vallee Woodworks built various pieces of furniture from trees harvested from the City of Kenmore's property. Check out the podium!


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Tree Project - Eighth year anniversary

Happy Earth Day!

We would like to reflect on working sustainably by revisiting The Tree Project (for images see link attached).

Wesley Smith and Andrew Vallee sought to see how many pieces of furniture one tree could yield and in the tracked the history of the tree and subsequently the history of ...the Northwest. Although it was eight years ago to the date, it is still a museum exhibition that is fresh in our minds every day. Thanks for sharing it with us.













Friday, April 16, 2010

Guemes Island Project

One of our favorites to date!

We used wood from Michael & Mickey's property in Guemes Island, doing cabinetry work all over their new home. Photos of the wood being processed, including the big burl that became the star of this project, are also below.








The Before...


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Before & After: Burl Coffee Table

Below is the before and after for a project we recently did. First, photos of the wood and then are photos that our gracious clients took of their new finished project (a burl coffee table). This is one of a few projects we are working on for this clients home on Chuckanut Drive.













Oh, what a night!

Thank you all for helping us celebrate the artwork of Ann Reid, Carol Berry & Paul Brower! This lyrical show of ours will be up until April 24th. We all hope that you will be able to see it.