2017 Wood Diamond Award
Dark Horse Woodworks (Atlanta, GA)
Main Category: Fireplace Surround
Sub Category: European
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are an independent studio based in Atlanta that specializes in the design and hand-crafting of custom cabinetry for some of the most creative and discerning clients in the Southeast. We have extensive experience executing many styles, but most of our work is focused on contemporary and modern designs for kitchens, living areas, libraries, bathrooms and beyond.
The list of custom, built-in wood furnishings we have created over the years includes kitchen cabinetry; lockers and cabinets for foyers, closets and other areas; laundry room cabinetry; shelving for living areas and libraries; bathroom vanities; entertainment centers; high-end home bars; Murphy beds; and “floating” side tables and bathroom benches.
Our collaborations with innovative design and architecture firms have led to awards as well as coverage in national publications such as Dwell magazine and The New York Times. Quite a few of the homes we have worked on in recent years have been featured on the Modern Atlanta tour.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Walnut veneer plywood
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
European frameless construction with floating walnut shelving.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Floor to ceiling shelving without and seams on the face was the design specified for these units. We special ordered walnut panels that were 14x5 feet and created the face out of a single sheet for each side. We had to allow a channel in the back for the lighting and keep the shelving off the back of the unit by 3 inches for the light to pass behind each shelf.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
Learning opportunities provided by the CMA have been invaluable as the business has grown, helping us as we have purchased equipment, added employees and taken on difficult projects outside our normal scope.
List any items that were outsourced.