2014 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: European
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. We 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 contemporary European style kitchen is built with clear select alder solids and veneers. Contrasting finishes are used from the bases to select upper cabinets.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
This kitchen remodel located in Windsor, Colorado was largely conceived by the client. They spent countless hours on the Houzz website creating idea books for their project. With the help of Keira Harkin of Old Town Designs and us, they turned their idea book into reality. Cabinet interiors are hard rock maple melamine. All functional hardware if from the Blum Company and Hafele. The decorative hardware and low voltage Loox lighting is from Hafele.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The “magic floating wood shelves” featured in the buffet cabinet opposite the kitchen cabinets are supported welded tube steel brackets hidden in the wall and bolted to the studs. 1388’s fine woodworkers brushed up on their welding skills in order to pull this one off.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
Cambria quartz countertops were provided by StoneWorks of Colorado. The Appliance package was provided by Specialty Appliance of Colorado.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
As a new member of CMA, we are excited by all the various benefits offered.
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.