2017 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Inset
Dollar Amount: Over $50,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a proud Colorado Company with a state of the art production facility combining today’s modern technology with the hands-on craftsmanship of true artisans. We make all of our doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes and the majority of our accessories in-house. Our experienced designers and artisans transform the finest raw materials into spectacular award winning projects.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
North American Maple
White Matching Interiors
Custom White Paint
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The homeowners envisioned their dream kitchen for this project when the time came to remodel their home. The theme was a commitment to formal style, a classic white painted finish on flush inset cabinetry.
The dark stained oak floor in combination with good natural light in the kitchen provided a clean palette for white cabinetry and contrasting finishes. Tall ceilings allowed for the height needed to build a custom wood hood surround. The double-stacked upper cabinets include glass doors with wood mullions. Lower cabinetry contains spice pull outs and a Lazy Susan with full extension.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
During my initial consultation with the homeowner, she showed me a picture she found in a design magazine of an “armoire” built-in refrigerator design. I used this inspiration as a starting point to design her a custom built-in unit for her kitchen. This unit became one of the marquee elements of the overall design. It features a barrel-arched top with radius crown moulding, a counter-depth refrigerator with matching appliance panels, arched soft-close doors and exposed, European butt hinges.
Other unique elements in this kitchen include a bumped-out apron front sink cabinet with decorative toe moulding, a custom wood hood surround with raised panel mantel detail, low voltage interior LED lighting throughout, and many unique storage components like Hafele’s full extension corner called the Lemans II.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
As members of the CMA, we hope to leverage the knowledge base of other members as well as share our extensive experience in cabinetry and fine woodworking with others in our industry. The CMA forum is a great resource to share experiences, technical know-how and make contact with other craftsmen in our vast, but tight knit woodworking community.
List any items that were outsourced.
Clear Glass - Handy Glass
Door Hinges - Blum Euro Soft Close - Satin Nickel - Butt Barrell
Drawer Slides - Blum Tandem Undermount with Soft Close
Lazy Susan - Hafele Leman II Full Extension with Soft Close
Security System - Rev-A-Lock