2016 Wood Diamond Award
Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)
Main Category: Bar - Residential
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Sub Category: Best Overall
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We have over 25 years of custom woodworking experience and enjoy finding unique ways to give each project special attention. We manufacture, finish and install custom cabinetry. From special furniture projects, kitchens, entertainment centers to bathroom vanities.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This piece was produced from solid white oak and white oak plywood. The back of piece uses antique mirrored glass.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The face frames are assembled with pocket screws and attached to the cabinetry using the same method. The drawers are dovetailed. The doors and drawers are soft close. The doors are cope and stick construction. The table top has waterfall ends and is constructed of 8 quarter white oak with mitered edges. It was constructed to fit over a custom designed steel base.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The most unusual aspect of this project is the cerusing method for the finish. It is a multi step process which includes wire brushing the grain, sanding, staining and glazing finishing with a clear coat. The biggest challenge was concealing the lighting in the upper cabinetry so that it did not reflect in the mirror. We created a custom trim piece to resolve this issue.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
We have been referred by the CMA to several clients and continue to participate in the forums posted on the website. We also use various CMA materials to help our staff.
List any items that were outsourced.
Antique mirrored glass, door and drawer fronts and metal table base