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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.

Final Cabinet -Large1

 

Final Cabinet -Large2

 

Walnut Cabinet-Large4

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!

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.

 

the iLog, Mini-Cindy, and Pine Beetle Rocks

Squiddies at Night

Accomplished though they may be in looking creepy in daylight, these curious little tables really outdo themselves at night. Armed with LED pods, they transform into a starburst of leggy shadows.

Squiddy at night

Squiddy Table at night

Squiddy Table at night

These guys can be seen at booth 222o with BC Wood in their daylight form at this year’s ICFF in New York! Go check them out if you can!

Squiddies!

Since some incarnation of this piece will be coming with us to ICFF in a couple weeks, we’ve been experimenting extensively with these wee black monster tables.

An earlier squiddy, all nicely photographed.

Open Squiddy

How about an opening Squiddy Desk?

Backlit, creepy-looking squiddy?

They’re proving very versatile! Look forward to whole crew of these little guys in New York this May!

Wait... what?

Any favorites? Let us know!

Ciao.

Salt Spring Woodworks Spring 2010 Show: What Next?

Our friends over at Salt Spring Woodworks have made Judson their feature artist for their Spring 2010 show, What Next? on Salt Spring Island!
The SSW gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 10 – 5 or by appointment. Visit their Blog for more information!

Pieces will include some of his Pine Beetle creations as well as the Little Black Dresser.

Pine Beetle Cabinet

The "rocks" on the front of this cabinet are actually all made of the Mountain Pine Beetlel Wood! Some are set slightly out to be used as handles.

Little Black Dresser

Little Black Dresser, seen here mounted via chrome clothing rod, this piece is also available with its own hanger.

Who Says Airports can’t be Family Friendly?

Some of the major projects we’ve been working on over the course of the past few years have been the design, construction and installation of children’s play areas for YVR Airport in Vancouver.

I asked Jud about how these projects got started and why…

“I travel a lot and I find, in the airports, there’s nothing for kids. Well, there’s nothing they use their imagination on, you know?
If there’s anything there for them, it’s “standard play equipment”. And even that’s uncommon. YVR contacted me through my work as a furniture designer. They wanted something to do with nature. I wanted to do something inspiring. I like the idea of kids coming in; maybe for the first time, waiting for their flight, and then forty-five minutes later they leave. It’s just a simple thing, you know? But it’s  fun and it’s there for them.” -Judson Beaumont

The first one we put in was the tugboat.

YVR's Tug Boat

YVR's International Terminal has been home to this durable and friendly tug for over 10 years!

The Domestic Terminal sports three separate places for kids to unwind.
With West Jet, there is a garden maze to run around in and a topiary TV for seated entertainment.

YVR Maze

A good run-around in the terminal makes for a much easier flight!

YVR TV

Even TV can be more than just a black box when you introduce a bit of imagination.

Air Canada celebrates one of Vancouver’s primary attractions: winter sports! The Whistler Play Area is one of two that celebrates this theme, the other being a welcoming fireplace that contrasts nicely with the bustle of a busy airport.

Whistler Play Area

The Whistler Village area provides a quiet place for kids to read or play.

YVR Fireplace

YVR Fireplace

Beautiful Craftsmanship and attention to detail always make Straightlines' projects stand out.

Even the public food court in the Domestic Terminal has an area for kids to play and just be kids.

Food Court Lighthouse

YVR Food Court Lighthouse Play Area

Kids need kid spaces.  Fortunately for us, they’re pretty fun to make, too!

Beaumont Nominated for “Wood Innovation Award” with Wood WORKS

An installation we recently completed for our Client ING Direct that was nominated for Wood WORKS’ “Wood Innovation Award”.

“A new category this year, the Innovation Award will recognize creative and innovative approaches in the use of wood in building design, product design and/or processes. The award will be presented to an individual or firm which demonstrates “thinking outside the box” using wood.”

More information can be found on Wood WORKS’ website: http://www.wood-works.org

Jud used the Mountain Pine Beetle wood for the river rocks in the desk, the desk base and the living wall cover. Let us know what you think!

ING Recption Desk

With its organic shape and flowing texture, this desk is both unique and beautiful.

ING Reception Desk - top

Under the glass, the polished wooden river rocks are even more evocative of the real stones that inspired them.

ING Living Wall Cover

Constructed from split Pine Beetle Wood, this living wall makes a lively and positive contribution to the office space.

If you  would be interested in having us design an interior space for you or your company, we’re always interested in taking on new projects so give us a shout!