2016 Wood Diamond Award
The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Main Category: Fireplace Surround
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: European
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a proud Colorado Company with a state of the art production facility combining today’s modern technology with the hands-on craftsmanship of true artisans. We make all of our doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes and the majority of our accessories in-house. Our experienced designers and artisans transform the finest raw materials into spectacular award winning projects
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Rustic Knotty Alder
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The homeowners wanted a rustic style for their Colorado Mountain home. I wanted to achieve this by using knotty alder with a medium stain and a dark glaze. Several key features to these built-ins include wire mesh center panels, furniture-style toe kick details, barrel arch raised panels, custom turned legs and beaded molding back panels. Both units were set back from the front of stone fireplace surround, this was complimented by staggering the depths of the base cabinets. Each unit has integrated LED puck lighting controlled via remote.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The subtle asymmetrical design of the fireplace surrounds – they have enough similarity in size, furniture, wood species and finish to stay balanced even with the difference in wire mesh doors above and below.
How has being a member of the CMA 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 know-how and make contact with other craftsmen in our vast, but tight knit woodworking community.
List any items that were outsourced.
Slides & Hinges – Blum
Knobs & Handles – Amerock Revitalize