2015 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Finish
Dollar Amount: Over $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. Install various cabinet inserts provided by McFeddens Inc & Richelieu to include, spice pull out, recycling bins & drawer inserts.
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?
Not just a pretty façade! This transitional kitchen design fits all ages and abilities. Having in mind our retired couple’s preferences for accessibility and space, we created a unique “aging in place” kitchen for their home in Etobicoke. Painted in-house by our artisans, this espresso-glazed maple wood kitchen is pure poetry. We integrated automatic lift-up mechanisms and plenty of drawers for ease of access.
This smart kitchen features the following innovative gadgets: down draft exhaust fan, a built-in vacuum cleaner, and a built-in light valence. Appliances are fully paneled to create modern clean look. We added pullout spice racks, drawer organizers and a more traditional custom-carved island posts.
Issue solved: Client is a retired couple for whom lack of space in their previous kitchen made cooking challenging.
List any items that were outsourced.
All cabinet fabrication & finishing was completed in our shop. All cabinet boxes, face frames and 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.