2016 Wood Diamond Award
Crow Wing Cabinets (Brainerd, MN)
Main Category: Kitchen
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: Best Overall
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a custom cabinet shop that has been serving the Brainerd Lakes Area since 1992. Besides our custom cabinets we also offer a couple of lines of semi-custom cabinets in KraftMaid and Medallion.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
The cabinets are Knotty Alder with a reverse raised panel door with V-grooves in the panel. The countertops are Wilson Art 1799K-07 Ebony Fusion plastic laminate for the laminate countertops. The raised bar top and the small island countertops are a reclaimed oak solid wood top with a drop mitered edge. The kitchen sink is a Karran undermount stailess steel sink.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The cabinets are built with a hard rock maple melamine interior and hardwood dovetail drawers. The hinges are a Blum euro style concealed hinge and the drawer guides are KV8400 full extension side mount drawer guides. This kitchen also has numerous cabinet accessories including a tilt out sink front, a wood lazy susan, (8) roll out trays, a single roll out trash, and a couple of wire tray dividers.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The reclaimed oak countertops in this kitchen give the overall kitchen a great up north rustic feel that really pulls the kitchen in with the rest of the design and finishes of the home.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
Being a member of the CMA has been a great way to meet and get in contact with other members of our industry.
List any items that were outsourced.
The laminate countertops were made by Fabricators Unlimited.