2016 Wood Diamond Award
Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)
Main Category: Bookcase
If Other Category, please specify:
Custom Residential Display Case
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: Best Overall
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a custom cabinet company with over 25 years of experience in the wood working industry. We manufacture, finish and install anything from kitchens, entertainment centers, etc.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Solid stain grade maple and maple plywood.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
Each unit was a different size and shape so they had to be built individually. The finished piece is 3 inches thick, we constructed it hollow to lighten it up and still allow the appearance of the thickness. We used pocket screws to hold the frame together. It is finished with a mahogany stain.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The overall design of this piece is very unique. Each individual cabinet had to be constructed in a way that could be secured to the wall and allow the glass front to be removed so that the mirrored glass could be templated and installed. The fronts could not have hinges so we used pins and magnets so that the items enclosed could be accessed for cleaning, etc. Each unit was specifically designed for the size of the item to be displayed. Each unit was finished and installed prior to the lighting and mirrored backs being completed. A template of each unit was mounted on the wall for the electrical to be completed prior to final installation.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
We have been members for years and enjoy the information provided and the interaction with fellow cabinet makers in sharing the triumphs and the sorrows of our industry.
List any items that were outsourced.
Mirrored back and lighting