Category Archives: Installations

Rocketship Childrens Desk

We were to the moon – pun intended – when this private commission came to us. This desk will be used by some young children as a place to do crafts, work on homework, or perhaps plan a trip to Mars! They are made out of plywood and feature LED lights at the top! The planet landscape was custom made and acts as a functional magnet board. This project took about 4 weeks of hard work and attention to detail!

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Store Skull

It’s a lot of fun to work with restaurant chains, especially when they are going under a total facelift to their image. This client chain of restaurants in North America is going for the gold in Davey Jones’s locker and put us to work on a custom exterior installation piece.

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This 5’ x 5’ piece was hand carved & fiber glassed by the team at Straight Line and has found its new home on the exterior wall of the Browns Social House restaurant franchise in Saskatoon, Saskachewan. The grey color matches the exterior wall color to achieve the appearance that the skull is emerging from the depths!

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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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.

“Summer Lights” Show Open!

We’ve just gotten back from installing our huge, 8-foot-tall Squiddy Guards at Salt Spring Wood Works Gallery’s beautiful location on Salt Spring Island. We even managed to find a tree for the Squiddy Guard Bench to encircle!

The Wood Works Gallery can be found at 125 Churchill Road on Salt Spring Island.

SUMMER LIGHTS

July, August, September
Sun-Thurs 10am – 5pm

NIGHT GALLERY
Friday / Saturday night
9 – midnight

A tall white Squiddy Guard stands at the entrance to the show, ready to light the way come nightfall.

It's amazing how much more light the white Squiddy casts than the black one!

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These tall squiddies were made using 2×4’s of pine run through a bandsaw. We highlighted the texture using thick black pencil crayon, or blue or white for the Bench Guard and Black Guard, respectively.

We bolted them together before sawing them down - best to make sure they'll stand up first!

Pine Beetle Heart Wall at EP!C Vancouver!

Our world-travelling Heart Wall, built for 100% Design in Tokyo last year, just recently featured in Ep!c Vancouver Exposition’s  fashion show.

Photo by Dusty Ranier of Createhive

The wall is made from split, sanded and stained pine beetle planks, the distinctive blue stain complementing the stone-like texture of the split wood.

These walls have been a huge hit! We love them because they really show off this really undervalued material that is unique to the Northwest, and our clients love the texture and beauty of the wood, and the versatility of its use as cladding. We’re currently working on a similar wall that will be heading to Regina, this time with the wood pieces running horizontally, where it will form part of  the waiting area in a Dentist’s office.

The Heart Wall in Tokyo

The corner of one of our flat walls.

We’re always looking for new things to do with this cool wood, so check back often to see what we’ve come up with!

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