2016 Wood Diamond Award
Crow Wing Cabinets (Brainerd, MN)
Main Category: Kitchen
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Sub Category: Best Overall
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a custom cabinet shop in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We offer our custom cabinets that we manufacture in our shop as well as a couple of semi-custom lines of cabinets in KraftMaid and Medallion cabinetry. We have been in business serving the Brainerd Lakes Area since 1992.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This project we used Clear Alder for a majority of the Kitchen as well as Birch for the hood surround and the island. The countertops are Giallo Ornamental granite on the kitchen perimeter and the island is Fusion granite.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The cabinets were constructed with a pre-finished Birch plywood interior and hardwood dovetail drawers. The doors are Blum euro style concealed hinges with soft close and the drawers are Blum B563H full extension undermount drawer guides with soft close. The island and the hood are painted Caymon Islands with a coffee glaze that we applied to give a grainy look to the glaze. The doors on this project were a reverse raised panel door to give the doors a heavier feel. This kitchen is full of accessories including stemware rack, wine lattice, (6) roll out trays, wood tray dividers, (2) custom pull out spice racks at the hood, and a double roll out trash.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
One of the most unique features of this kitchen is the painted hood and island with the grain looking glaze applied to the cabinets.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
The CMA has helped us greatly in connecting us to other people in our industry, and also been a great resource for learning about trends/ new ideas within our industry.
List any items that were outsourced.
The granite countertops were fabricated and installed by Capital Granite.