Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, CA)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: European
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
All doors, drawer fronts and end panels are frame-and-panel with applied mouldings, from Dutchman Doors. All cabinet exteriors are paint grade maple. All interiors (carcases) we built from Columbia PureBond clear acrylic finished maple plywood. Bases, trims and crowns are custom made to match existing woodwork. Drawers and rollouts are solid maple in dovetail joint construction.
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
We laid out this project in our Microvellum AutoCad program had it cut out on our Weeke CNC router, ensuring speed, efficiency and most especially accuracy to our production process. Nevertheless, there were custom details that required hands-on craftsmanship executed by our expert woodworkers.
What is he most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
We worked very closely in tandem with the very demanding homeowner to refine her concepts into working plans and real cabinetry. There was a mix of different details addressed, including wine rack, display shelves, nook window seat, as well as odd angles needing exacting construction, to blend them together into a unified whole.
List any items that were outsourced.
Solid color opaque conversion varnish finish was by others (Cabinet Coats, Concord CA). Solid maple dovetail drawers and rollouts were by Western Dovetail (Vallejo CA). Cabinet doors (noted above) were by Dutchman Doors (Tracy CA). Mouldings not produced in shop were outsourced to the Moulding Company (Concord CA) and Beronio Lumber (San Francisco). Stone counter tops and door pulls were also by others. Convenience hardware items, such as the corner lazy susan and door-mount trash/recycle units were by Revashelf.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business.
The opportunity to meet with and share experiences and insights with other members, at occasional regional meetings as well as at the annual fairs, plus through the member forums and webinars, is extremely valuable. We are all a collection of like-minded professionals keyed on the mutual goal of becoming better woodworkers and successful business people.