Our Process

Working with Smith & Vallee Cabinet Makers is simple, creative and efficient from design through manufacturing.

Our Process

We help you achieve the environment you want and bring your vision to life. If you have a completed design, click here to request a quote on your project and we will quickly provide a complimentary estimate. If you don’t have a design, schedule an appointment at our design studio in Edison, WA to conceptualize your ideas. Our designers listen to your ideas and offer advice to help you achieve the environment you want.

Once we have created a basic design and established the scope of your project, we will provide you with a quote. Upon project approval, we visit your site, make measurements and continue the design process. We then build your project at our shop in Edison.

Our signature cabinets are constructed in-house using 3/4-inch birch plywood boxes with full-overlay, soft closing doors and drawer faces.  A slim 1/8-inch reveal divides your choice of either the craftsman shaker-style or the contemporary flat panel fronts that will highlight the aesthetic of your project. To achieve a harmonious look throughout the design, we carefully select our hardwoods and grain match from panel to panel by utilizing sequence matched sheets of FSC Certified veneered plywood.

Whether you’re after a natural clear, stained or painted casework, all of the parts are finished in our state-of-the-art finishing booth using only top of the line waterborne products.  These low maintenance, durable finishes release almost no VOC off-gas and are easy to clean without the use of chemicals.  The end result is a beautiful satin sheen that will protect the integrity of your cabinets for years to come.

We pay attention to the little details along the way to ensure a final product that we can look upon with pride. The whole process is collaborative and efficient.

1904 Victorian Remodel

This remodel was customized into the existing footprint of a kitchen built in a 1904 Victorian. Frame and panel shaker style cabinets, painted a timeless green, freshened up this space without losing historical integrity and interest.

Scandinavian Modern

Our flat panel cabinets go the distance in celebrating a simple and clean aesthetic. Our custom cabinets are used throughout this Bellingham Bay Builders home, tying together the warmth of wood and clean lines of Scandinavian design.

Black Walnut Beauty

Flat panel black walnut is a versatile, warm, organic aesthetic that continues to be a favorite of homeowners and designers. Our perfect grain matching and attention to detail when building our cabinets elevates the simple lines of this design.


This stunning McClellan Architects designed Bellingham home was featured in Luxe Magazine. The home showcases PNW modern design with Smith & Vallee flat panel black walnut cabinetry throughout. Our customization is evident in the homeowner’s moth specimen room of curiosities.

Craftsman Charmer

Color is a playful way to integrate the personality and taste of our clients. Our shop has a state-of-the art spray finish booth and the ability to customize every color in the rainbow for your project. We especially love the playful green in the sophisticated home library.

PNW Modern

This home features all the space and character needed to elevate multigenerational living. Our custom cabinetry carries a clean aesthetic through each room of the home, in harmony with the modern design carried throughout.