2016 Wood Diamond Award
Castleman Carpentry (Berryville, VA)
Main Category: Kitchen
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Sub Category: Creative Solution
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley we are a family owned custom woodworking shop. We specialize in total transformations in any room of a client's house through thoughtful and careful design. All aspects of the project are managed directly by the owners. From initial consultation, through design and material selection, cabinet fabrications and project execution; they are directly involved with their client's ensuring the best remodeling experience for their customers.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Solid Maple Face Frames, Cabinet door & drawer front, custom moldings & trim. 3/4" Solid Maple drawer boxes with blumotion self closing drawer slides. Blumotion european style self closing compact hinges. 3/4" Maple plywood case construction. Rev-a-shelf cabinet inserts, sink liners & tilt trays. ML Campbell pre-cat tinted lacquer with a soft white custom glaze. Cabinet hardware my Liberty.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
All cabinet fabrication & finishing was completed in our shop. Our maple was provided by Hardwoods, Inc in Hagerstown MD. We mill our own trim on a Shop Fox 7" mini moulder. Our cabinet boxes & face frames were provided by a contact we made through the CMA, Cabinotch. We fabricate our doors & drawer fronts utilizing two 3-HP spindle shapers as well as a 1.5HP spindle shaper for coping and joints. We fabricate our own 3/4" solid maple drawer boxes with Kreg-Forman pocket hole joinery. We go through a rigerous sanding process using a 24" drum sander, 6" oscillating edge sander, 1.5HP oscillating spindle sander and final hand sanding with a Festool random orbit sander & dust extraction system. We finished the cabinetry in our newly enlarged finishing room utilizing ML Campbell pre-cat water based products. Our glaze is custom tinted and hand applied with an artist's brush. All cabinetry & trim was installed by us.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Small kitchen's are often a challenge. Incorporating creative cabinet solutions to maximize storage while still providing an asthetically pleasing design is the challenge we faced with this kitchen. This homeowner, had a unique contemporary flair for style, selecting three different finishes in this kitchen - Light grey cabinetry with a custom dark grey glaze, a medium grey cabinetry with a custom light grey glaze and the furniture styling of cherry stained maple cabinetry. Every inch was maximized in this kitchen, to include remove walls to recess cabinetry into the wall cavity to provide the wrapped corner at the hallway to the dinning room. This corner provided additional storage that the homeowner had not planned on. Custom pull out towel insert, corner extra deep drawers, custom sized waste bin that opens below the commercial style cooktop - are just some of the special solutions we incorporated into this kitchen.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
We look forward to receiving our Woodshed News publication. The articles are both informative and entertaining. We enjoy reading about other professionals in the industry and have developed new partnerships with some of your advertisers that we otherwise may have never known. We have a passion for woodworking and have found that the CMA has fueled that passion.
List any items that were outsourced.
Maple provided by Hardwoods, Inc.
Plywood provided by Wurth Woodgroup
Cabinet boxes & face frames provided by Cabinotch
Cabinet inserts provided by Rev-a-shelf
Plubming fixtures by Danze
Quartz & Granite countertops provided by A&S Fabricators
Cabinet hardware by Amerok.