Rockwell Diversified Woodworks (Sheridan, IN)
Main Category: Bookcase
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This project was built with solid poplar and poplar plywood. The plywood used was Columbia Purebond. The drawers were Baltic birch plywood, sourced from CCF, using Blum Tandem undermount slides. The hinges used were from Blum. The sliding bookcase, and Murphy Bed hardware were sourced from Murphy Wallbed Systems Inc.
The upper doors on the left and right wardrobe cabinets have a clothes rod behind them. All hardware was sourced from Richelieu. The stain and finish was M.L. Campbell, and sourced from DSI.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
The cabinets were designed in eCabinet Systems, and cut on a Thermwood router. The face frames were joined using pocket-hole joinery. The carcass construction used a combination of blind and full dadoes. The stain was custom matched to the existing woodwork in the room. All staining and finishing was done in-house.
The decorative shelf edges were cut on the router table in the shop, due to the molding profile not being able to be located at a local millwork supplier. The doors and drawer fronts were flat panel inset style.
The installation was fairly straightforward. The first thing that had to be done was the removal of two bookcases and a built-in desk. I did have to get into the attic to add framing so the sliding sections of bookcase would not sag when closed. The sliding bookcases roll on a two-piece aluminum track, butted in the center, and there was no solid framing to attach the track because the ceiling trusses ran parallel to said track. I also built the mattress foundation out of 1/2″ plywood in order to maximize the space for the new mattress.
The crown molding was matched to the existing. A phone and co-ax cable outlet was put on the front of the wardrobe cabinet to extend the existing outlet that was hidden behind the new bed.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
I think the most outstanding aspect of this project is the seamless integration of the new cabinets into the existing space. And hiding a bed behind bookcases is a great use of space.
List any items that were outsourced.
The parts of the project that were outsourced were as follows:
Doors and drawer fronts- Walzcraft
Dovetail drawer boxes- CCF Industries
CNC Router cutting- Spiceland Wood Products
How being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
The benefits of being a member of the CMA include continued learning opportunities through collaboration with other shops, and being seen as the go-to professional by both current and prospective clients.