2014 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Bookcase
Sub Category: Best Overall
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
The Artisan Shop Inc. is a custom woodworking company located in Colorado. We produce European frameless cabinetry, emphasizing the rustic mountain styles of Colorado and the current contemporary styles of the metropolitan Denver region. Our projects are mostly throughout the Front Range and Mountains of Colorado and occasionally in other regions of the country. 1389 also manufactures American face frame and inset face frame cabinetry and millwork. An emphasis on progressive design, quality, service and product value has been the key to our success.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This bookcase system is built with North American Rustic Maple supplied by Bailie Lumber. It measures 12’ long and 10’ high with varied depths ranging from 12” to 16”. Matching rustic maple veneers were supplied by Mount Baker Hardwoods.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
This bookcase was sold to a couple in Lakewood, Colorado and is being installed in their new home. It is constructed by combining 11 separate face frame cabinets along with one piece base, crown, top and box parting bead assemblies. The solid raised panel sides and the wood doors include moulded bead board panel accents. The backs of the open spaces are made from individual solid rustic maple bead board slat mouldings. The finish is a dark base toner with a dark wiping stain and a black glaze.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The solid maple rolling ladders not only slants backward but turns upward for the last 30 inches and tapers from top to bottom.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
The rolling ladder hardware was purchased from Outwater.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
As members of the CMA, we hope to leverage the knowledge base of other members, as well as share our extensive experience in cabinetry and fine woodworking with others in our industry. The CMA forum is a great resource to share experiences, technical know-how and make contact with other craftsmen in our vast, but tight knit woodworking community.