Main Category: Reception Desk/Area
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Sub Category: Best Overall
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Custom cabinet shop with CNC machining service.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Solid and veneer Rift sawn white oak, mdf substrate, metal laminate.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The reception desk for this plastic surgery practice on Manhattan's Park Avenue, is a varied array of solid white oak "fins" let into a background panel with a metal laminate veneer. The metal laminate was pressed onto a 3/4" substrate first, then 1/2" grooves were routed to accept the 1/2"metal channel which was glued in the workshop. The final step was installing the "fins" in sequence with screws and glue. The main countertop was 5/4" rift white oak, transported and installed in one piece for a clean finish. Subsequent countertops and cabinetry on the back side make up the remainder of this functional reception space.
Opposite the reception desk is a three sided "woodwall" wrapped in 3/4" white washed rift sawn white oak veneered panels with 3/8" reveals hung on zclips. Material was veneered onto mdf substrates with a counterbalancing veneer on the other side. The wall structure was clad with 3/4" construction grade plywood to attach the zclips. Grain patterns were varied as shown in the photos.
All portions of this reception area project were fabricated, shop finished, delivered and installed by us.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Definitely the reception desk front side "fins" stand out as being the conversation piece to this truly unique and interesting project. The architect, Louis Loria of Atmosphere Design Group in NY created this visionary desk and we were honoured to bring his ideas to fruition.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
The on going open dialogue between members of the CMA have created a very friendly and sharing atmosphere where I and my business have benefited from years of others cabinet making experience and also the fact that associate members have better pricing for insurance, etc. I am an active participant of the online forum where I have found answers to many of my questions.
List any items that were outsourced.
veneer, solid wood and sheet goods were outsourced from local suppliers in NY and CT.