Our Process

Working with Smith & Vallee Cabinet Makers is simple, creative and efficient from design through manufacturing.

Our Process

We help you achieve the environment you want and bring your vision to life. If you have a completed design, click here to request a quote on your project and we will quickly provide a complimentary estimate. If you don’t have a design, schedule an appointment at our design studio in Edison, WA to conceptualize your ideas. Our designers listen to your ideas and offer advice to help you achieve the environment you want.

Once we have created a basic design and established the scope of your project, we will provide you with a quote. Upon project approval, we visit your site, make measurements and continue the design process. We then build your project at our shop in Edison.

Our signature cabinets are constructed in-house using 3/4-inch birch plywood boxes with full-overlay, soft closing doors and drawer faces.  A slim 1/8-inch reveal divides your choice of either the craftsman shaker-style or the contemporary flat panel fronts that will highlight the aesthetic of your project. To achieve a harmonious look throughout the design, we carefully select our hardwoods and grain match from panel to panel by utilizing sequence matched sheets of FSC Certified veneered plywood.

Whether you’re after a natural clear, stained or painted casework, all of the parts are finished in our state-of-the-art finishing booth using only top of the line waterborne products.  These low maintenance, durable finishes release almost no VOC off-gas and are easy to clean without the use of chemicals.  The end result is a beautiful satin sheen that will protect the integrity of your cabinets for years to come.

We pay attention to the little details along the way to ensure a final product that we can look upon with pride. The whole process is collaborative and efficient.

Lake Whatcom Modern

This project was a year in the making, a gorgeous modern home on Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, WA. Our team collaborated with Lisa Moody, interior designer from Grapevine Designs Builder: NJI Designs & Construction

Glacier Ski Cabin

Glacier ski cabin near the Mount Baker Ski Area. Modern Scandinavian design is celebrated in this fresh, clean, modern and cozy retreat. The perfect place to land after a day of mount revelry. Builder: Wiser Consruction  

Smith and Vallee Guest House

    Our waterfront Smith & Vallee Guest House offers the unique experience of staying overnight in the bustling village of Edison, in scenic Skagit Valley. Enjoy a private entrance and deck with sweeping views of the San Juan Islands, a beautifully landscaped yard with fire pit, and direct slough-side access for your canoe or […]

Lake Whatcom Home, Contemporary Cabinets

Contemporary Cabinets in Lake Whatcom Home We collaborated with Bellingham Bay Builders and Haven Design Workshop on a custom built contemporary home in Bellingham. From the open concept and clean, simple finishes to the tight building envelope and efficient mechanical systems, this home is high-performance with an exquisite modern design.  The cabinets for this project […]

Strandberg Construction Featured Kitchen in Anacortes

One of our custom home building partners, Strandberg Construction, is an Anacortes based company building beautiful homes that echo the natural environment that only the Pacific Northwest can claim. Here are a few photos of a recent custom Smith & Vallee kitchen and cabinetry project designed into a state-of-the-art Anacortes home. This kitchen integrates our custom euro style […]

Method Homes Project

Smith & Vallee Cabinet Makers has been working with Method Homes, a Seattle based modern prefab builder for over ten years. Our projects have landed all throughout Bellingham, the San Juan Islands, Seattle, Portland, Lake Tahoe and beyond. In addition to Method’s pre-designed home models, they are the leading solution for high-end custom prefab construction. […]