2016 Wood Diamond Award
Foothill Cabinetworks (Vista, CA)
Main Category: Kitchen
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: European
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We specialize in custom residential cabinetry including kitchen, bath, home office, closet and media storage. We utilize the finest quality materials and hardware to create functional design solutions that meet the highest standard of both aesthetic and manufacturing guidelines.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This kitchen was manufactured using paint grade door and drawer faces of solid white maple with MDF inset panels. All moldings and trim were maple. Frameless casework is constucted with pre-finished maple plywood with maple banding. Drawers are pre-finished birch plywood.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
Frameless cabinet construction using traditional European methodology. Applied finished end panels on all exposed ends. Square crown molding and light rail. Base cabinets were installed using Blum leg levelers with a wall ledger and a detachable toekick.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Very compact kitchen designed to maximize the space for both ergonomic accessibility and aesthetic appeal. Both base inside corners feature corner drawer units to maximize access to blind corner. Narrow pantry has two chrome slide-out shelf units. Vertical dividers in upper oven cabinet. Spice storage rack in upper cabinet. Custom fully integrated Sub Zero refrigerator enclosure with flush inset door panels. Under cabinet And toekick lighting provides a special ambiance. Waterfall granite on base end. All base cabinets feature full extension, soft-close drawer hardware. All hinges are soft-close. Upper cabinets are 14" depth to allow additional storage capacity. Custom pigmented conversion varnish finish for durability.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
CMA provides a forum to both share and compare methods of manufacturing and doing business. I also believe that raising the business standards for our industry has a great benefit for both the consumer and the individual businesses. Staying in touch with our industry partners moves everyone forward.
List any items that were outsourced.
Door and drawer panels from Decorative Specialties.
Drawer boxes form DBS.
CNC panel processing and edgebanding from Carpenters Fine Woodworking