2017 Wood Diamond Award
Patzer Woodworking (Mitchell, SD)
Main Category: Library
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?
These library cabinets were constructed out of 3/4" cherry fibercore. The mitered cabinet doors and drawer fronts are cherry with raised panel. We hand wiped on Gemini stain in a custom color and then sprayed on a Gemini conversion varnish. Gemini Van Dyke Brown glaze was also applied. The beveled edge countertops were also made of cherry wood.The cabinet interiors were constructed out of Roseburg Hard Rock Maple melamine and the drawer boxes were made out of baltic birch. We used Blummotion soft-close drawer tracks, Salice Silentia hinges, and antique brass cabinet pulls and knobs from Berenson. For cabinet lighting, we used Sunny warm LED recessed puck lights from L & S Lighting Corp.
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?
Not many homeowners in our small Midwestern community request a library room in their home, so when we were approached with this project, it was definitely out of the ordinary. The warmth of the cherry wood gives this room a cozy feel despite the tall wall to wall cabinets. The lines of the cabinetry are kept fairly clean, but are not without the absence of detail. The lighter ceiling, wall and carpet color offset the rich wood tones, keeping the room from feeling too heavy. Sconces mounted on the flat posts create an inviting space.
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 kitchen from start to finish: the planning and design phase, construction (cabinets, drawer boxes, doors, drawer fronts, countertops), staining and finishing, and lastly, installation of the cabinets and countertops. We outsourced the doors/drawer fronts.