Northland Woodworks (Blaine, MN)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Best Overall
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Northland Woodworks Inc is a custom cabinetry shop that manufactures everything but the kitchen sink – our projects range from furniture-style vanities to entire homes full of cabinets, from residential to commercial, from inset to frameless. We pride ourselves on our quality and attention to detail.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This project is a mix of frameless painted cabinetry for the perimeter and island cabinets and walnut hutch cabinetry with Cambria solid surface countertops. The client selected a light green painted and glazed breakfast island to offset the white painted cabinetry in much of the remainder of the kitchen. The client selected solid maple dovetailed drawer boxes with full extension soft close guides by Blum, and soft close concealed hinges by Blum.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
The client desired a very traditional kitchen with ornate trim and accessories without overpowering the overall aesthetic. With the frameless cabinet construction it was a challenge to translate the very classic style of this project into a modern approach adding in details reminiscent of high end traditional cabinetry.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The overall design of the kitchen cabinetry with the other selections made throughout the room are seamlessly combined to create a breathtaking space. The walnut hutch has a beautiful curved pediment and intricate onlays which produce a beautiful focal point and the painted and glazed breakfast bar is a beautiful offset to the remainder of the white painted cabinetry.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
The design of the project was done in house, as well as how all the pieces would complement and work together. The engineering, cutout, and fabrication of all box work was completed in house. The quartz countertops were done by a Cambria-certified installer. The doors and drawer fronts, dovetailed drawer boxes, carved onlays on the walnut hutch, the curved crown on the walnut hutch, the corbels at the breakfast island, and the hood were all outsourced. The painting and glazing of the breakfast island was completed in house and the remainder of the cabinetry was finished onsite by others.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
Being a member of the CMA has given us a forum within which we can share ideas, teach and learn among peers, and develop and grow as leaders, and as a shop as a whole. Not to mention we get to have a little fun from time to time, too!