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.


Smith & Vallee will be giving shop tours lead by Andrew Vallee this Sunday, April 30, 10AM – 5PM, in conjunction with the Edison Studio Tour. Learn more about our cabinet making process and browse our live edge slab inventory.  


Spring is upon us in little Edison and much fun is to be had as we all come out of our PNW hibernation. Grab your calendar and plan a day trip or two! ________________________________________________________ Artist Talk at Smith & Vallee Gallery, Two great friends with witty & funny senses of humor…this Artist Talk will not […]

Heliotrope Hotel: A New Venture

Smith & Vallee is a partner in the recently renovated Heliotrope Hotel in Bellingham, WA. Join us for the opening party, Saturday May 13, 4-8PM. More about this project from the Heliotrope Hotel Blog: The Heliotrope Hotel emerges from a passion for Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest. The Heliotrope is locally owned, aiming for authenticity […]


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 […]