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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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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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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.

Little Black Dresser at YVR!

 

On display at the Vancouver Airport

We recently installed one of our Little Black Dressers at the Vancouver International Airport in one of their display cases that feature art and designs from various West Coast artists. Be sure to keep an eye out for this fashionable piece in the International Departures Terminal. The dress is mounted on a smaller version of our Split Pine Beetle walls. The rear side of the wall also shows our iLog docking station, some pine beetle rocks, and a miniature model of our beloved Cindy cabinet.

 

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July 1! Salt Spring Woodwork’s Night Gallery

Save July 1st for the Summer Lights opening party and premiere of Salt Spring Woodwork’s Night Gallery!

Three extraordinary artists – Brent Comber, Judson Beaumont, and Peter Pierobon – will light up every Friday and Saturday night this summer from nine to midnight, with their innovative new light-filled installations and environments.

Judson Beaumont’s XL ‘Squiddies’ will be making their first appearance after their smaller cousins made a splash at the ICFF in New York just a few weeks ago. A Squiddy bench will be present, circling a tree, as 7 and 8 foot tall squiddies tower on their tentacles eerily lit from below. Best viewed at night!

The Squiddy Bench. Fancy a seat?

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.

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

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

or visit their blog!

New Video by Ben Miljure of BCIT!

Reporter Ben Miljure of BCIT stopped by our shop the other day to investigate how Jud manages to strike a balance in Straight Line Designs between artistic integrity and business success.

Check out the video he made here!