Category: What’s New

Welcome to our blog, where you can learn “What’s New” at Smith & Vallee, including recent projects and news about our woodworking business and the local Edison community.


Beds, vanities, shelves, closets and kitchenettes are being built in our shop here in Edison, and installed in phases by our crew in Bellingham.  This is an 18 unit project with exclusively Smith & Vallee designed and built cabinetry and platform beds. Stay tuned for “the hub” portion of this project.  A live edge bar […]

Mid-Century-Modern Project: Sneak Peak 1

Assembled in the shop today was one of 18 of these simple and modern europly platform beds with built in floating nightstands. Eighteen beds you ask? Yes – and so much more cabinetry and furniture to come in the next few weeks. We’ll keep you posted as this exciting mid-century-modern project unfolds.

Home & Garden Show in Lynden March 3,4 & 5: Come see us!

Smith & Vallee wraps up our local trade show season at the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County Home & Garden Show in Lynden, March 3, 4, & 5.  We’ve enjoyed meeting many new homeowners and builders at the Remodel Expo and Home Show in Seattle, and look forward to making even more connections here […]

Smith & Vallee Goes Solar

At Smith & Vallee, production for our cabinets, furniture, mill and kiln happens within a triad of industrial buildings and a lumber yard here in the north end of Edison. Owners Wes Smith and Andrew Vallee both live within walking distance of work, and several of our employees were born and raised here, settling back […]

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 […]

Summer Furniture

Just three of our furniture projects this summer. Lots of live-edge, lots of spalted maple. A table and bench project for our friend Iris out of the same spalted maple we used on her bar top. The steel base gave it a sleek, modern look that fit the rest of her home. The table was […]

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 […]