2015 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Wine Cellar/Storage
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Rustic Knotty Alder panels, doors, countertop, drawer fronts and visible shelving. European Steamed Beech drawer boxes. Blum hinges and slides throughout. Drawer and door pulls and handles provided by customer.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
This project was one of many for a customer of ours. We had previously built for them cabinetry for a kitchen, mud-room, laundry room, and wet bar for their indoor pool room. Before we started on the wet bar for the TV and game room in the basement, the lady of the house wanted a small, elegant room to store her wine in. To give it an old world feel we used Rustic Knotty Alder throughout the project, finished with a dark stain. To help combat damage to the wood caused by humidity in the cellar we also added a moisture resistant varnish. The countertop is a highly distressed Rustic Knotty Alder, featuring Square Peg detailing on the panels to further add to the antique feel.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
To add to the old world cellar feel of the room, the ceiling has an arched vault in it, making the room seem both warmer, and roomier. Additional unusual aspects came during the install. In order to get these cabinets installed in the room, the wall opposite them was not built until after they were installed.
List any items that were outsourced.
The Client provided all of the door and drawer pulls as well as the wine and the humidity control system. All boxes, drawers, doors, drawer fronts and the counter top was produced in house, as well as the panels for the arched ceiling.
How being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
As members of the CMA, we hope to leverage the knowledge base of other members, as well as share our extensive experience in cabinetry and fine woodworking with others in our industry. The CMA forum is a great resource to share experiences, technical knowhow and make contact with other craftsmen in our vast, but tight knit woodworking community.