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.
Symphony Kitchens Inc. manufactures a wide variety of products. Our main business is custom exclusive creative kitchens. Since we work with local home-builders, we also manufacture custom vanities, wall units, mud rooms, wine rooms, bars and millwork. Our goal is to make each project exclusive and satisfy our customers with the service beyond their expectations.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
We used 3/4″ MDF for painted doors and drawers Also used 3/4″ Maple Solid Wood for Stained part of the kitchen Solid maple for moldings and baseboards 3/4″ Particleboard for the interior of the cabinets. Fridge Kitchen Aid 42” Electrolux Single Wall Oven 30” Electrolux Built-In Microwave Bosh induction Cook top Bosh Ventilation Blanco under mount Handcrafted Sink.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Frame-less cabinet construction made out of 3/4 Melamine. All cabinets where cut with Thermwood CNC Machine. We also used Fraval Smart Edgebander.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry? This kitchen was not very big however, because clients required enough storage and really liked this framed look it created a challenge for us to design and make sure everything will fit and work according to their needs. Chocolate wood frame created a blind space in which we used magic corner and pull out pantry for easy access. Pantry to the right of the fridge we made roll out drawers as it was clients request to have some of their appliances hidden behind doors. For the main cook-top area we used over sized deep drawers for clients bigger pots and pans. Also with this project we learned the importance of confirming and finalizing all the colors. The client originally picked off white cabinets which really did not match with their white quarts counter-top. When everything was in place the color was matching with their floor, however, it did not match with the counter-top. It was a less expensive solution to repaint the white portion of the kitchen.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
Granite, Maple Doors
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
Being a member of CMA give us an opportunity to learn more about our industry and where it’s going. CMA always has great networking organization that connects people on their great events where we all exchange information on business processes, challenges and solutions. By reading forums and all the great information people are sharing it helps to get a better understanding of production and pricing. With design competition it give a chance to show our clients our work and become more recognizable in our industry.