Tag Archives: Bench

“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!

Squiddy Bench


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!

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