2017 Wood Diamond Award
Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA)
Main Category: Furniture - Unique Storage
Sub Category: Creative Solution
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
A full service construction company celebrating our 31st year in business. We focus on high end residential and commercial interiors. Our dedicated Architectural Millwork division is housed in an 8000 square foot shop across the street from our main offices. This division produces custom millwork and casework for our residential and professional office projects. Work includes custom kitchens, bars, entertainment centers and furniture as well as commercial interiors and furnishings. We provide coordination of all phases of construction.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Hardwood Drawer Slides
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
This unique Saddle / Tack "Horse" was built by combining hand craftsmanship with state of the art technology and equipment. Our C.R. Onsrud CNC cut out the main frame ends of the piece including the large dovetails. The round top was made using hardwood staves, hand planed and sanded to its final curve. The female part of the dovetails were hand cut as were the true tenons for the bottom shelf assembly. Hand made mahogany drawers with wooden slides are incorporated with the reclaimed, tung oiled antique chestnut drawer faces. A 2 part exterior finish -Euro X by M.L. Campbell was sprayed on all surfaces. The top is partially clad with padding and natural leather with brass tacks. Personalized brass name plates were applied and real horse bits were modified for the drawer handles.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Beautiful and Functional Equestrian Saddle and Tack Storage.
The owner of our company walked through his garage to see his wife's saddle sitting on a carpenter's saw horse and was inspired to create a unique gift for her.
The use of real hardwoods, natural leather and rugged hardware combine for an effective storage unit. Built to store a large saddle, drawers for horse cleaning supplies and accessories with a vented bottom shelf to place blankets and helmets.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
Our team benefits from the up-to-date and useful information obtained through the CMA training sessions, newsletters and by associating with other professional cabinetmakers and their peers. The opportunities to visit other businesses of varying sizes and expertise is eye-opening. Access to other’s information, points of view and suggestions through forums and classes has been an exceptional resource. The Cabinet Makers Association consistently challenges its members to participate in marketing, education and training. These benefits, plus our previous winning entries in the Wood Diamond Award program provide credibility to our craft in this, our 31st year in business.
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