2018 Wood Diamond Award
DK Cabinets (Acton, CA)
Main Category: Bar - Residential
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
DK Cabinets is a small cabinet shop that focuses on residential cabinetry. Our primary products include custom kitchens, bathroom vanities, built-ins and entertainment centers.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
This project we made with alder ply and alder hardwood.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
This is a back bar custom created to fit into an existing niche behind an existing bar. The project consists of 3 base cabinets and 3 upper cabinets. The center sections includes a wine storage unit that stands proud of its neighboring side cabinets.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The unusual aspect of this project is that the niche where the cabinet was installed was only 10 inches deep. It had a 90 degree left end and the right end flared out at 22 degrees, creating an un-typical design and installation. Mirrors and glass shelves were added to the open areas creating the perception of greater depth.
List any items that were outsourced.
Doors - Decore-ative Specialties
Glass & Mirrors - Miracle Glass
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
As a member of the CMA, I have come to rely on the expertise and experience of hundreds of other cabinet makers. I know when I have a question relating to the cabinet business, I can count on my fellow CMA members to come to the rescue whether on the phone or via the CMA forums. There is a comfort in knowing I am part of a brotherhood of like-minded cabinet makers willing to support and encourage one another.