Crow Wing Cabinets (Brainerd, MN)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Crow Wing Cabinets Inc. has been serving in Minnesota since 1992. We specialize in residential custom cabinetry both new construction and remodels, as well as a variety of countertop options.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
The kitchen on this project was constructed primarily out of Knotty Alder that has been distressed, stained, and glazed. The Island and the Hutch portion of the project is constructed out of Birch and was then painted and glazed. The glass in the upper cabinets has a subtle pattern called German Antique Glass which goes well with the rustic lodge feeling of the home. This kitchen was part of a large home that was constructed north of Brainerd, MN.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Exposed ends of cabinets are built of ¾” thick plywood or panelized depending on the area of the kitchen. The partitions of the cabinets are made of ½” thick white melamine and the drawers are also made of 5/8 white melamine that have been glued and doweled together with full extension drawer glides. Almost all the box parts for the cabinets were cut out on a Komo VR 508 CNC machine, however some of the tall cabinets required being cut out by table saws as the cabinets were too tall for the CNC machine. All the face frames are dadoed into the cabinet box so that we eliminate any need for nails through the face frame to hold the face frame to the cabinet box.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The owners wanted to have the cabinets go from the floor to the ceiling which was 123” above the finished floor. Also on the hood above the range the top portion of the hood was built by another subcontractor on the project that was doing all of the metal work and required coordination to have the metal top portion of the project fit with the panelized wood portion below. On the doors for this project there is a saw kerf in the top and bottom rail that adds an extra little detail to every door.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
The drawer boxes, granite countertops, ceiling tongue and groove, and top portion of the hood were completed by others.
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
We are a fairly new member of CMA and have liked the professionalism that is brought out in the industry both in workmanship and in business. It is also a great place to learn of trends, new products and new machinery.