2016 Wood Diamond Award
Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
Main Category: Fireplace Surround
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: European
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We manufacture wide variety of wood products. Our main business is custom exclusive & creative kitchens. We mostly work with local home-builders and 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 McFaddens Inc. in Oakville, 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 under mount full extension drawer slides and Blum European Compact hinges with Blumotion. Install various cabinet inserts provided by McFaddens Inc & Richelieu. Dovetail Drawer boxes are supplied by Atlantic Doors Inc.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
We used 7/8" 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?
Our main goal was to give this family room as much space as possible. Built in gas fireplace comes quite deep which pushes the cabinets out. We made the wall unit in two levels to keep the base and the center panel deeper and have the upper cabinets recessed. It gave the wall unit a nicer character. Also, we used quite large and very sleek custom wood posts. To give more open look we used clear bevelled glass for the uppers and all other uppers where left as open shelves. Around the fireplace we used marble stone to add more natural details. Also upper cabinet where made in two different depth to add more details 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.
Fireplace stone surround
Wood Crown-moldings, baseboards and other trims.
Clear beveled glass with glass shelves
All cabinet fabrication & finishing were completed in our shop. All cabinet boxes face frames and assembly was done in our shop as well.