2015 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Residential Bar
Sub Category: Design
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Wood species used, was locally sourced select Maple which we jointed and in our shop. We construct our cabinet boxes from 3/4″ Maple Plywood which we purchase prefinished from McFeddens Inc. in Toronto, Ontario. Our cabinet backs are 3/4″ Maple Plywood, also prefinished. At exposed cabinet surfaces we utilize 3/4″ Maple Veneer plywood for case construction. We use efficient LED in cabinet, under cabinet Richelieu Hardware. We use Blumotion undermount full extension drawer slides and Blum European Compact hinges with Blumotion.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
We used 3/4″ Maple Select for all painted doors, panels and fillers.
Solid maple for moldings and baseboards
3/4″ Prefinished Formaldehyde-Free Plywood
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Bar area was located at the end of the room and it had a support post very close to the bar so we had to play with cabinet depths in order to fit appliances as well as keep clearance from the post.
We positioned wine fridge at the end and kept the depth 24”with the sink and plumbing located to the right of the fridge. A small Microwave was placed in an open shelf in cabinets that where 18”deep. Back cabinets where only 10” deep just for additional storage of bottles and glasses. Electrical was planned in advance to light up the glass shelves on the back future wall.
List any items that were outsourced.
All cabinet fabrication & finishing were completed in our shop. All cabinet boxes assembly was done in our shop as well. Maple wood doors & drawer fronts, drawer boxes and trim were fabricated we ordered from a local door maker Atlantic Doors Inc. All cabinets and trim were installed by us. Plumbing fixtures, counter-top and trims were provided by client and other trades installed them.
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 gives a chance to show our clients our work and become more recognizable in our industry.