Artisan Interiors (Three Bridges, NJ)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Design
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Cabinet boxes were maple, euro frameless. Doors and drawer fronts hard maple, 5/8″ dovetailed maple drawer boxes, hinges and slides from Grass, finishing materials were from Target Coatings. Island doors and drawer fronts were cherry, boxes were maple, euro, with cherry edgebanding. Buffet unit components were a mix of cherry and maple.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Standard table saw, panel saw, router, etc., Virutex hand-held edgebander. Kremlin air-assist sprayer. No production problems.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
This project was about creating a space which would: reflect the owners’ personal preferences for a rustic yet refined design; function the way the owners wished, which also meant accommodating their four Cavalier King Charles spaniels; and be compatible with the financial value of the home and area. To that end, the flooring was a hand distressed oak, meant to disguise canine wear and tear. Perimeter cabinetry and buffet received a custom colored painted glazed finish. A closet in the adjoining laundry room was designed to not only house brooms and outdoor wear, but dog food containers, leashes, and doggie clothing. The owners desired a bank of cabinetry, to use as a serving station, on a wall which was the space for several dog beds. We designed a unit which was raised off the floor to allow clearance for the dogs, while still offering internal storage for bar beverages and other items. A pantry closet was removed and greater space offered with a pantry cabinet. The home needed a second oven, so a microwave/ convection oven was added in the island. The previous island did not allow enough walkway clearance for seating. This one was configured to meet that need and was cherry stain.
List any items that were outsourced.In this project the items outsourced included: cabinet boxes, constructed by fellow CMA shop Architectural Woodworking Associates in Frenchtown, NJ; doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes (Keystone); buffet legs from Osborne Wood; pullouts/accessories/lighting (Rev-A-Shelf and Kesseboehmer from Richelieu). Counters, backsplash and flooring were referred out to another contractor.
Custom range hood and valance, island posts and panels, buffet side panels and wine rack, made in house. All finishing, waterborne, was done in house.
How being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
Membership in the CMA offers our business a greater level of professionalism. Also, no man (or business) is an island and it is good to know that there is a network of like-minded business owners to whom we can turn for advice or assistance when needed.