2018 Wood Diamond Award
BKI Woodworks (Boulder, CO)
Main Category: Kitchen
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We manufacture custom, frameless cabinets for every room in the home and for all types of commercial spaces. The style of our projects span from modern to traditional and include a range of materials from solid wood, real wood veneer, acrylic, HD laminate, melamine, and the latest manufactured veneers. Many of our current projects, whether they are traditional or contemporary style, are mixing dark finishes with light finishes and mixing materials, such as wood veneer with acrylic.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Shinnoki prefinished veneer
Solid Ash wood
Beech dovetail drawers
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
A combination of contrasting light and dark materials was used for this kitchen, designed as a focal point in a new, urban townhome. We built frameless cabinets with full overlay doors and drawer fronts of matte acrylic and prefinished wood veneer. At the island, we built the solid Ash dining table and clad the back side of the island with the matte acrylic. The acrylic was also used for the appliance front panels and for panels to hide the hvac supply lines above the cabinets. To add to the simple, clean contemporary look, the use of surface pulls was limited to just the appliances and an integral continuous metal channel was used at the base cabinets.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
This project had two outstanding characteristics about it. First was the design element of hiding the hvac above the cabinets with the acrylic panels to keep the kitchen wall an uninterrupted feature. And the second was the choice of materials that were simple yet elegant and contrasted and complemented each other at the same time.
List any items that were outsourced.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
As a new member, we recently attended an event in our area and found it very informative. We're looking forward to more local events.