Crow Wing Cabinets (Brainerd, MN)
Main Category: Residential Bar
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Crow Wing Cabinets Inc has been serving in Minnesota since 1992. We specialize in residential custom cabinetry both new construction and remodels, as well as a variety of countertop options.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
The pub on this project was constructed out of Rustic Cherry that has been given a dark stain. The customer wanted the pub to have an Old English pub feel to it. Originally they wanted to do a sheetrocked soffit above the bar, but decided to match the soffit to the cabinetry so they did a panelized rustic cherry soffit, which pulled it all together and gave it a pub feeling. The raised bar top is solid rustic cherry wood with a bar rail.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Exposed ends of cabinets are built of ¾” thick plywood or panelized depending on the area of the kitchen. The partitions of the cabinets are made of ½” thick white melamine and the drawers are 5/8 white melamine that have been glued and doweled together. All the box parts for the cabinets were cut out on a Komo VR 508 CNC machine. All the face frames are dadoed into the cabinet box so that we eliminate any need for nails through the face frame to hold the face frame to the cabinet box.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Trying to get the soffit and bar to line up along with the columns to create consistent reveals around the entire bar required a lot of drawings in Auto CAD on multiple layers. Also the back bar consists of multiple columns that contain a fluting on them that is interrupted by a sconce light that required some time to make sure that the fluting started and stopped and was consistent throughout the bar as the various columns varied in height depending on which level of the countertop they landed on.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
The drawer boxes are outsourced and granite countertops were completed by others.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
We are a fairly new member of CMA and have liked the professionalism that is brought out in the industry both in workmanship and in business. It is also a great place to learn of trends, new products and new machinery.