2017 Wood Diamond Award
Rockwell Diversified Woodworks (Sheridan, IN)
Main Category: Fireplace Surround
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a full service company that provides affordable cabinetry and custom woodwork for all areas of the home. Our goal is to create a lasting impression on our customers, their friends and family, and their home. We are located in Hamilton County and serve all of central Indiana.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This project was built with solid maple and maple plywood, as well as MDF sheet goods. The plywood used was Columbia Purebond. The doors were matched to the existing kitchen cabinets, a simple shaker profile. All hardware was sourced from Richelieu. The finish was M.L. Campbell Stealth, and sourced from DSI.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The bookcase was designed in eCabinets, and cut using a Thermwood router. The face frame construction utilized pocket-hole joinery, and was joined to the carcass using blind dadoes. The panels below the mantel and above the framed space for the TV were all built using shop drawings generated in eCabinets. The sides of the base cabinets had finished end panels built to look like the doors. The finish was sprayed in-house, with a HVLP system. The installation included working around the existing fireplace, as well as a second story loft wall.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
For me, it would be the overall height of the finished bookcase. We had a sloped ceiling that had to be accounted for, and the customer wanted it to go as close to that as possible. The finished height was just a little over ten feet tall. This also played a big part in the design of the mantel, TV frame, and upper shelf. I think for the customer, it would have been that we used spaces behind the mantel columns and panels to route the A/V cables. This was a very important request, so that there would be no wires seen going to the TV that will be mounted on the wall.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
The benefits of being a member of the CMA include continued learning opportunities through collaboration with other shops, and being seen as the go-to professional by both current and prospective clients.
List any items that were outsourced.
The parts of the project that were outsourced were as follows:
Doors - Walzcraft
CNC Router cutting- Spiceland Wood Products