2017 Wood Diamond Award
Patzer Woodworking (Mitchell, SD)
Main Category: Kitchen
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 cabinets for this kitchen were constructed out of 3/4" Maple fiber core. The Maple cabinet doors are flat panels with a 3” stile and rail. The drawer fronts are flat panels. The upper & pantry wall cabinets were painted with Diamond Vogel Cream Pie and the bases and island were painted with Diamond Vogel Subtle Shadow, then sprayed with a Gemini conversion varnish. The cabinet interiors were constructed out of Roseburg hard rock maple melamine and the drawer boxes were made out of baltic birch. We used Blumotion softclose drawer tracks, Salice Silentia hinges, verona bronze cabinet pulls and knobs from Berenson & warm Sunny Round Recessed LED puck lights from L & S Lighting.
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 Biesse CNC Router and banded on a Holz-her Arcus 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?
This modern kitchen is unique in that the uppers and pantry wall cabinets are painted Cream Pie and the bases and island are painted Subtle Shadow. This provides a stunning contrast that coordinates perfectly with the flooring. To break up the height of the cabinets reaching the 10’ ceilings, we added in small glass cabinets in some of the uppers to provide a soft, clean look. There are many details that offer style and function: two peg drawer systems, wood silverware tray, decorative posts with pull out spice racks, pull out utensil organizer and corner drawers, just to name a few.
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), painting and finishing, and lastly, installation of the cabinets. We outsourced the doors/drawer fronts and the concrete countertops were provided and poured by the homeowners.