2015 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Bath
Sub Category: Best Overall
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Transitional Bathroom Featuring Built-in TV.
Large mirrors,inset tub featuring cabinets with arched apron legs and a built-in TV unit.
Raised panel glazed painted doors. Make up desk with with maple door side panel.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
For the cabinet construction We used a Biesse Acritech CNC, a Felder G500 edgebander, as well as a Felder Kappa Format Sliding Saw.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
After the project was done our client decided they wanted a TV built into one of the upper cabinets. We welcomed the challenge and retrofitted the central counter – top tower and incorporated the TV in the upper part.
List any items that were outsourced.
The arched apron legs were routered in the shop by our senior custom millworker, out of 1×6 solid maple lumber and glazed with an antique white finish.
How being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
We started our business back in 2008.
Because we were new in business and didn’t really know where to turn to for advice we have made quite a few mistakes, let’s call them ” bad choices”.
Since we joined the CMA we turn to the membership forum for advice every time we are facing a dilemma; chances are there is always someone that has solved the same problem we are having and everyone is so friendly and eager to help.For example: forum members helped us make the following decisions:
– to move into a bigger facility
– to do all of our finishing onsite so we invested in a spray booth
– to continue outsourcing our cabinet deliveries for nowAlso the yearly Benchmark Study helps us tremendously in planning our budget, our marketing strategy and in making good management decisions. We would recommend the CMA to anyone looking to save money, save “trial-and-error-time” and gain extensive industry knowledge.