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Salvaged Sequoia Live Edge Counter Install: Samish Bay Cheese

Just down the road from our shop in Edison is Bow – and in the heart of Bow is the working dairy farm of Samish Bay Cheese. They recently expanded their deli counter and cheese tasting room, and sought out Smith and Vallee to build their live edge counter. The counter is wrapped in recycled […]

Sealaska Custom Conference Table

Smith & Vallee had the opportunity to participate in one tree’s journey from the ancestral homelands of the Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian natives of Southeast Alaska to our shop in Edison, WA.  We milled, kiln dried, and built a 21 foot long conference table out of this giant Sitka Spruce. Our first attempt to cut […]

Contemporary Kitchen in Restored Schoolhouse

Remodeling a kitchen is second nature to us.  A formula of updating a home and designing a kitchen that meets our client’s needs for function and style. Carving a living space out of a historic building, though, was an exciting deviation from that formula. What was once a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, and neglected for years between […]

Cohen-Young Residence

View Smith & Vallee’s work on the interior of the Cohen-Young residence.

Brown-McEachern: Guemes Island Residence

This project features wood that we salvaged from our client’s Guemes Island property.  Using wood that had already been cut down on their property we hauled the wood across the bay and through the woods to our shop where we milled and dried the wood.  In all, the timber weighed 29,000 pounds and produced 4,000 […]

Inside the Shop: The WWU President’s Office

The team created furniture last month for the President’s office at WWU. “It’s a pretty cool feeling to know that something I made will be in there,” said Shop Manager Evan Grimes. The project consists of a desk, coffee table, hutch for the office and a display cabinet for the waiting room. “All of it […]

Sneak Peak – Monogram Modern Home Tour Kicks Off this Saturday at the South Lake Union Market

Here’s a sneak peak of the Monogram Modern Home. It’s on its way to the South Lake Union Market in Seattle to kick off the tour. Stop by this Saturday and check out the Smith & Vallee kitchen. We’ve partnered with Method Homes and Dwell Magazine to help create the Monogram Modern Home: a 600 […]

Sitka Spruce Emerges from Kiln: Soon to Become Sealaska’s Conference Table

After three months in the kiln, these massive spruce slabs are ready for action! This slow drying process allows moisture to escape gradually from the deepest cells of the wood in order to prevent warping and cracking. The humidity of the wood has been reduced to 10 percent, which is premium for woodworking. The slabs […]