2016 Wood Diamond Award
Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
Main Category: Bath
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: Design
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We manufacture a wide variety of products. Our main business is custom exclusive & creative kitchens. Since we work with local home-builders, we also manufacture custom vanities, wall units, mud rooms, wine rooms, bars and mill-work. Our goal is to make each project unique and satisfy our customers with the service beyond their expectations
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Exterior finish was MDF painted semi-gloss finish. We construct our cabinet boxes from 3/4″ Maple Plywood which we purchase prefinished from McFeddens Inc. in Toronto, Ontario. Our cabinet backs are 3/4″ Maple Plywood, also prefinished. At exposed cabinet surfaces we utilize 3/4″ Maple Veneer plywood for case construction. We use Blumotion undermount full extension drawer slides and Blum European Compact hinges with Blumotion. Install various cabinet inserts provided by McFeddens Inc & Richelieu. Dovetail Drawer boxes are supplied by Atlantic Doors Inc.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
We used 3/4" MDF Plum Creek for all painted doors, panels and fillers.
Solid maple for moldings and baseboards
3/4" Prefinished Formaldehyde-Free Plywood
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
This bathroom design really stands out with its clean line and open airy design. We kept everything very clean. Doors are shaker with a small beat molding inside to add a bit of detail to overall look. All the lower cabinets are drawers to add horizontal look and take the eye across the room. Drawers are also very easy accessible storage space for all small bathroom items. Under the sink drawers where made u-shape to accommodate all the plumbing behind. For glass we kept it clear however added a small bevel on the outside. Curved glass inserts where added to add more interest to the overall design.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
Being a member of CMA give us an opportunity to learn more about our industry and where it’s going. CMA always has great networking organization that connects people on their great events where we all exchange information on business processes, challenges and solutions. By reading forums and all the great information people are sharing it helps to get a better understanding of production and pricing.
With design competition it gives a chance to show our clients our work and become more recognizable in our industry.
List any items that were outsourced.
All cabinet fabrication & finishing were completed in our shop. All cabinet boxes face frames and assembly was done in our shop as well. Maple wood doors & drawer fronts, drawer boxes and trim were fabricated we ordered from a local door maker Atlantic Doors Inc. All cabinets and trim were installed by our installers. Plumbing fixtures, counter-top and trims were provided by client and other trades installed them.