2014 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Commercial Bar
Sub Category: European
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Custom cabinetry and architectural millwork fabrication and installation
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
ProPly NAUF A1 walnut plywood by Robert Bury, M.L. Campbell finish, Wilsonart laminate, Blum and Camar cabinet hardware, FAS walnut lumber, Q-Stone quartz countertops, 3-Form Acrylic Light Panels, custom stainless bar curb.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Components included a sliding panel wall of 4- 5’ x 10’ doors with 3-Form inserts; extensive wall paneling with integral 3-Form Acrylic Panels; a free standing 20’ x 20’ bar with paneling, stainless curb and quartz countertop; a wine room with storage for 60 cases of wine, 40’ of built-in upholstered banquettes in the dining room, a separate coffee bar, storage cabinetry, 50’ of window counter seating, 300’ of tray ceiling light fascia running into the adjoining theater lobby.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The required turn-around time. We produced and installed this entire project in 5 weeks, including finishing 90 sheets of walnut sheet goods and 1,200 board feet of lumber, laying up 55 sheets of laminate for casework, all while working on installation 12 hours a day.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
Quartz tops by Marble and Granite, Ipswich, MA; custom stainless bar curb by C & C Fabricating; upholstery by Mike’s Fabrics What was produced in-house: casework, bar, panel walls, banquettes, linear trim, sliding wall doors, wine storage.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
This group is self selecting for forward thinking, extremely independent entrepreneurs who combine those traits with a high level of skilled craftsmanship. This gives us a combined knowledge base that is tremendous relative to our size. The completely unselfish attitude of members who are willing to take time out of their day to solve each other’s problems by sharing their hard-earned knowledge always amazes me. The CMA is the antithesis of the me-first culture that prevails in too many aspects of our lives. Whenever I’ve had a tough day and need to be reminded why I got into this business in the first place, I can log onto the CMA Forum and be recharged with my fellow member’s humor, knowledge, and sharing attitude.