2017 Wood Diamond Award
Patzer Woodworking (Mitchell, SD)
Main Category: Bath
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We build frameless, custom cabinetry for both residential and commercial settings. We also build laminate and solid surface countertops. Other products we offer include cultured marble, granite, and quartz countertops as well as hard surface flooring.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
The cabinetry for this bathroom were constructed out of 3/4" Lyptus fiber core. The Lyptus cabinet doors are raised panels with a 2 1/4” stile and rail. The drawer fronts are a combination of raised panels and slab fronts. The cabinets were stained with Sherwin William’s Dark Oak, glazed with Sherwin Williams Van Dyke Brown, then sprayed with a Gemini conversion varnish. The cabinet interiors were constructed out of Roseburg hard rock maple melamine and the dovetail drawer boxes were made out of baltic birch. We used Blumotion softclose drawer tracks, Salice Silentia hinges, and satin nickel cabinet pulls and knobs from Amerock.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
Cabinet Vision software was used for design and production prep. All of the material parts for this project were cut on a Weeke CNC Router and banded on an SCM Olympic Edgebander. A team of builders then assembled the cabinets before they moved on to be stained and finished. The finish we use is a Gemini Conversion varnish and the technique is done by using a Grayco air-assisted sprayer.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Lyptus material is a rarer wood species that offers such warmth and a timeless look! The framed mirrors and light panels were custom made, stained and glazed to match the vanity and makeup area, which completes the space perfectly. The center tower between the two sinks also offers a unique look, yet a very functional place to hold all of your bathroom necessities. The one-of-a-kind makeup area is distinctive in so many ways. The small drawers house cosmetics and hair essentials. The large drawer was custom made with wood dividers and metal inserts for curling irons and hair dryers, and the custom bench ties the entire room together!
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
CMA is a great networking tool and way to communicate with other industry professionals. We’ve been in business for 36 years and still come across questions every day. CMA is an exceptional resource to receive advice/tips from other cabinetmakers. It has also been a pleasure to watch the CMA grow from a relatively small organization to a much more nationally recognized organization. We are thankful for organizations like this to continually improve our business and offerings!
List any items that were outsourced.
Our employees were a part of the construction of this bathroom from start to finish: the planning and design phase, construction (cabinets, drawer boxes), staining and finishing, and lastly, installation of the cabinets. We outsourced the doors/drawer fronts and the HanStone quartz countertops were outsourced and installed by others.