2016 Wood Diamond Award
The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Main Category: Entertainment
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: European
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a proud Colorado Company with a state of the art production facility combining today’s modern technology with the hands-on craftsmanship of true artisans. We make all of our doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes and the majority of our accessories in-house. Our experienced designers and artisans transform the finest raw materials into spectacular award winning projects.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Beetle Kill Pine
North American Maple
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
This project was built using locally sourced and kiln dried Beetle Kill Pine and Rustic Alder for the exterior. The cabinet interiors are made from a textured melamine. It is a rustic shaker style entertainment center with modern amenities such as automated “clamshell” doors to hide a television when not in use and low voltage lighting integrated throughout. It is comprised of frameless cabinetry with applied cope and pattern end panels. The finish is a two tone look with the Beetle Kill Pine being a clear finish with a glaze and the Alder being painted black with a sandthru. The drawer boxes are solid maple dovetails and utilize Blum undermount slides. All of the functional hardware has Blumotion soft-close. A few other design elements are the seedy glass doors, architectural speaker frills, and tongue & groove bead board.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The two most outstanding features of this piece are both material and function. Beetle Kill Pine was sourced from the Rocky Mountain region making this a truly Colorado-made piece and it has an automated door feature to elegantly display or hide electronics.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
As members of the CMA, we hope to leverage the knowledge base of other members, as well as share our extensive experience in cabinetry and fine woodworking with others in our industry. The CMA forum is a great resource to share experiences, technical know-how and make contact with other craftsmen in our vast, but tight knight woodworking community.
List any items that were outsourced.
Hinges and slides - Blum