2015 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Closet
Sub Category: Best Overall
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Luxurious walk in closet, featuring solid dovetail maple dovetail drawers, custom made bench with white leather upholstery, crystal Svarovski pulls,reeded half dowel moulding combined with a hand carved corinthian leaf onlay from Osborne Wood Products. The island was made using New Orleans Island Height Corbel Brackets in a soft maple (also from Osborne Wood Products) in a glazed Antique White finish.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
For the cabinet construction We used a Biesse Acritech CNC, a Felder G500 edgeander, as well as a Felder Kappa Format Sliding Saw.
The ogee edge of the countertop was hand routered.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The unusual shape of the counter top proved to be quite challenging and time consuming in terms of CAD design and engineering.
Also the shape of the room has the corners in a 45 degree angle as well as a drop ceiling which meant we had to come up with a design that would not only conceal these “defects” but also compliment them.
List any items that were outsourced.
Svarovski pulls from Richelieu
Reeded half dowel molding combined with a hand carved Corinthian Leaf Onlay from Osborne Wood Products
New Orleans Island Height Corbel Brackets in a soft maple from Osborne Wood Products
All of the glass work (shelves/glass doors) were custom made by a local shop named Coquitlam Glass
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.