Category Archives: Furniture

Custom Book Coffee Table

Judson loves an opportunity to work on one of a kind pieces, it’s what he has built his company on. When the project carries a significant meaning to the client he really steps up to the plate to produce a piece that is above and beyond.

This Book Table was designed and built for a private client to honor a family member that has passed. Titled “Resistance & Liberation” it is made from solid wood that has been custom stained, soft close hinges (no pinched fingers), perfectly cut book pages, as well as custom engraving on the spine and front cover.

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Judson stands with clients as they share in the excitement of the reveal.

Playroom Project

Enter through a magical armoire into a room designed with imagination & fun for a child. This project was over a year in the making for Judson Beaumont and his crew. A multi – component project featuring seating, a miniature of our beloved Sullivan (meet the Mini-Sullivan!),  room dividers, a television cabinet, and craft desk,  all centered around a castle theme – every childs dream!

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Walnut Media Cabinet

This media cabinet is custom designed for a private client. He wanted a piece to hold specific electronics (record player, amp, vinyl records etc) and Judson found the perfect solution to ease of access with magnetic drop down drawers that pull forward. The textured wave pattern was done by CNC machine programmed by Gerald Lauze.

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The Bubble Cabinet & Apple Cabinet

Check out a new idea Judson created using 14-ply walnut plywood!

The Bubble Cabinet

After enlisting the help of a local CNC programmer, we created a random bubble pattern in a sheet of plywood that defies explanation. As the CNC router head carved out the grooves for each bubble, each subsequent layer of plywood is revealed. The result is a beautiful product that could not have been created with hand tools.

Check out the layers revealed by the CNC router!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve also been busy created this cabinet that looks like a bitten apple, aptly titled:

The Apple Cabinet

Have you ever seen a cabinet like this?

It was constructed with maple veneered plywood for the actual cabinet portion. For the bitten area, we used a 2-part expanded foam, carved, and the fiber-glassed with a matte white paint on top.

Check out the detail in the bite marks!It's still a functional cabinet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...bit right through the handle too!

Tree Rings

We’ll be calling these pieces “Tree Rings” when we debut them in the Summer Lights show at duthie gallery on July 1st.

The Tree Rings came about after we were invited once again to take part in the Summer Lights show on Salt Spring Island. Since we have been working with large amounts of split Pine Beetle wood recently, we saw it fit to take our idea for the colour-tinted resin tops to the outdoors with these illuminated pieces.

During the day they are a nice perch for your feet or your drink or your . Simple and playful.

...come gather 'round!

At night however, they transform into something else entirely. Illuminated from within, the different coloured tints in the acrylic resins flood the surrounding area with a bright and lively luminescence .

Summer Lights features illuminated works of  art in the environment, artifice in nature, pieces of public art made to be visible in the dark. Viewable from distances and infinite perspectives, they  illuminate the trails and the towering trees of the Woodworks landscape and transform it into a new place, startling, playful and beautiful.  Each piece changes and evolves through the day in different lights and times and weathers.

duthie gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT  from  NINE TO MIDNIGHT through July and August.

duthie gallery
125 Churchill Rd. Salt Spring Island
For more information: 250-537-9606

visit their blog here


Under the Sea – Children’s Waiting Room

Our latest design and installation was for the Vancouver Coastal Health clinic at the Alan Cashmore Center.

The idea for this play/waiting area was to use very fun and playful imagery in a simplistic design  that would make the area enticing for children in the waiting room, but not so much that they are too distracted when it comes time to leave.

The majority of the work was created using a CNC router to mill out the major shapes and design elements. The fish were printed in vinyl sticker, as well as the bubbles and waves. Almost all of the other elements were pressed with laminate to ensure a long lasting life of vigorous play.

The clinic provides treatment and support for children between 1 & 5 years old, as well as their families. It is a welcome addition to the already fantastic  environment of the clinic.

It’s not about the Chair, it’s what you put into it!

This chair was designed to remove the excess bulk and 3-dimensional footprint out of a traditional arm chair.

The chair, by itself, is a perfect accent to nearly any environment you could place it in. Whether it’s filled with water bottles and towels for a health club or spa, or filled with books for a lobby or library reading area, the chair can blend seamlessly into the surrounding decor.

It was constructed from 618 individually cut pieces of Baltic Birch plywood, and upholstered in vinyl. The pieces were designed on a computer to be cut out via CNC so that they would each be identical, to ensure the seamless joints would accommodate the stress-load of everyday use.

The chair is something different and surprising that represents the simplicity, functionality and fun of Judson Beaumont’s designs.


Curvy Cabinetry in Fine Woodworking

Jud is making an appearance in the current Edition of Fine Woodworking Magazine! It takes a look at his process for building unique and unusual furniture.

Check it out on pages 78-79! In stores now!

Awesome Custom Pieces for Crayola


One of our most exciting and fun projects has been the custom furniture pieces we’ve been working on with Crayola Canada. These pieces will be inspirational fun additions to their head office in Toronto. The grandfather clock has been a huge hit with everyone who’s seen it in person!

 

2010 Culture Crawl this Weekend!

There is no better time than the Crawl to see Jud’s studio than during the East Side Culture Crawl. The crawl, which has been a major fall event for 14 years, just continues to grow! As more studios join, the party here at Straightline just keeps getting bigger as well.

Come by on Friday night for drinks and snacks, or during the weekend and see current, in progress work on display. You take a look inside a curvy cabinet and see what is really going on in there! Past favorites will jostle for attention with bright new ideas and crazy prototypes. There will be things to draw on, open up, bounce, shake and unexpectedly discover. We’ll currently have pieces from our work with Crayola Crayon Canada, as well as several other clients  Don’t miss it!

We’ll have live music and other surprises by Kurt Beaumont, Taylor Beaumont, and Jud’s staff, who will also have artwork in the studio.

We’re unit #260 in 1000 Parker Street – 2nd floor.