2017 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Creative Solution
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, we are a family owned general contractor specializing in Custom Woodworking. We perform total transformations of any room of a client's house through thoughtful and careful design. All of our woodworking is 100% custom and is fabricated in our shop in Berryville, VA. All aspects of our remodeling projects are managed directly by the owners. From initial consultation, through design and material selection, cabinet fabrications and project execution; the owners are directly involved with their client's ensuring the best remodeling experience for their customers.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
We use quality materials in all of our projects. Our wood comes to us rough sawn. These cabinets were fabricated to include 3/4" Solid Maple Face Frames, Cabinet doors & drawer fronts, custom moldings & trim. 3/4" Solid Hickory at Island and 5/4" buffet countertop. 3/4" Solid Maple drawer boxes with Blumotion self closing drawer slides. Blumotion self closing compact hinges. 3/4" Maple plywood case construction. Rev-a-shelf cabinet inserts, sink liners & tilt trays. ML Campbell pre-cat satin white lacquer. Cabinet hardware by Liberty.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
All aspects of this project were completed by us. We worked diligently with the homeowner to complete the design for their dream kitchen. Bringing this design to fruition is a source of great pride as we were involved from start to finish with every aspect of the project. We framed the intricate ceiling, managed the trades and fabricated all of the cabinetry in our shop in Berryville, VA. The Maple and Hickory came to us as rough sawn lumber. We milled our own trim, fabricated our own doors, drawer fronts and drawer boxes. We went through a rigorous sanding process and finished the cabinetry in house utilizing ML Campbell pre-cat water based lacquers. Finally, we installed all of our cabinetry & millwork.
Leaving no detail forgotten, we even carefully carved the necessary outlets into the island legs creating an attractive solution to a common functional problem.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Designing and fabricating the barreled ceiling to match the lines of the existing arched window. We opened up the opposing wall to carry the barrel feature through to the next room creating a beautiful focal point from the new dry bar. A total departure from the kitchen's original layout was necessary to achieve symmetry, function and elegance. Other design features include using oversized corbels at the range and warming up the kitchen by complementing the white cabinetry with the Hickory island and accents.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
We look forward to receiving the quarterly 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. The CMA has helped support our passion for woodworking.
List any items that were outsourced.
Blum Hardware, Rev-a-shelf cabinet inserts, Cabinotch cabinet boxes, ML Campbell Finishing Products, Quartz by A&S Fabricators, Kwoleck Electric, Roberts Plumbing