2014 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Over $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?
3/4″ MDF Doors
3/4” Walnut Island Doors
3/4″ Plywood Cabinets
Berenson Decorative Hardware
Blum Under-Mount Soft Closing Slides
Art For Everyday Posts
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Framed Cabinet Construction
3” Decorative Posts
Cabinets Cut With Thermwood CNC Machine
Fraval Smart Edgebander
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Clients have always dreamed of a big spacious kitchen where nobody would feel cramped and family could gather and connect.
Clients have 3 young children who always have a story to tell. One of the must-haves in the kitchen is a place where kids can come, share their stories, read a book, or just have a conversation. The benches under the windows have the ability to serve that function. The window benches where created to serve that purpose as well as give additional storage for books and kids art supply.
All the appliances and sink was kept on one side of the kitchen to have a functional working triangle. Coffee area was created on the opposite side of the kitchen close to the dining table where coffee is easy accessible and can be shared after a good meal.
Since clients do a lot of cooking and spend lots of time in the kitchen one of the units was made into a small intertwinement center with TV DVD player and pull out-drawers for storage. While someone is prepping on the island they can watch a movie or food channel. Two units are connected by two sided decorative arch that brings attention and give fine opening focal point to the kitchen.
Details of construction and crafts are shown in framed kitchen design. Cabinet construction is made in a way that all finished sides and the frame are assembled with mitre joints and was painted as full frame cabinet pieces.
Over-sized island that’s visible from the living room is another focal point. It was made out of wood and stained dark color to give it more dramatic look. Main kitchen wall is decorated by a detailed decorative hood that is centered between the fridge and the oven pantries to give it a balanced design.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
Blum Dovetail Drawers
LED Lights Richelieu
All Blum Hardware
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.