2014 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Wine Cellar
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. Entry 1391 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 wine cellar is constructed of Clear Select North American Black Walnut from Bailie Lumber. The matching walnut veneers are from Paxton Hardwoods in Denver, Colorado.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
This elegant wine room started as 4 walls with a patterned brick floor and a lovely arched brick ceiling. We designed the display racks to gently mimic the graceful arch of the ceiling. Also featured in this build are roll out drawers for large format bottle storage, sloped display shelves with LED lighting for single bottles , X-panels for multiple bottles. A 48 bottle, two zone wine cooler is featured along the back wall for wines that are ready for consumption or need more delicate cellaring.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The scalloped bottle racks featured in the top of each cabinet are elegant and hand-crafted. Hand- crafting with help from our SCMI CNC machining center certainly helps speed up the process!
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
All cabinetry and components were produced by entrant.
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.