Category Archives: Pine Beetle

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

Dr. Vigari Gallery Grand Reopening!

The Dr. Vigari Gallery has just finished moving to 1816 Commercial Drive and is now once again open to the Public!

Some of Judson’s work will be exhibiting there for the current show, along with several other local artists. More information can be found on the Gallery’s website.

Check it out if you head up to Commercial Drive:

These resin barrels make super cool seats for around a table, and can be made any size or height.

Jud also has several larger pieces there, and the gallery is always worth a visit!

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!

What's Next?

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.

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:

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!

Mountain Pine beetle Projects

Our studio has been making extensive use of the wood felled by the mountain pine beetle in BC. Starting with 2″x4″s, we’ve been splitting, cutting, sanding, tumbling and polishing this unique material into a variety of shapes and finishes. It has gone into plinths, walls, tables and cabinets; it has been scuffed and finished and made into polished river rocks. You may have seen some of these products at Trade shows like IDS West in Vancouver or 100% Design in Tokyo. If not, take a look and see what can be done!

This Table is like a living sketch that was created as Jud first started working with the Pine Beetle wood.

Pine Beetle River Rock Bench

Little Black Dresser inset into a Pine Beetle Wall

Little Black Dresser set into a Mountain Pine Beetle wall

River Rocks