2018 Wood Diamond Award
Rockwell Diversified Woodworks (Sheridan, IN)
Main Category: Bath
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 bead-board sheetgoods. The plywood used was Columbia Purebond. The doors were matched to existing cabinets in the home, a simple profile with arch accents. 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 vanity and linen bench were 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 toe-kick panel was arched to compliment the arch on the vanity doors, and was done using hand tools. The drawers utilize under-mount, soft-close hardware, and the doors also feature soft-close hinges. The bead-board wainscoting was also part of the project. The finish on the cabinets was sprayed on with a HVLP system.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
For me, it would be the functionality of the linen bench. The storage drawers below are deep and wide enough to store plenty of toiletries. The tall upper doors have two drawers on each side(behind the doors) and adjustable shelves to fill the rest of the space. This was a specific request by the customer, and she was very pleased with the results. For the customer, she was very pleased with the arched toe-kick on the vanity.
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
Solid surface vanity top and Linen Bench top- Lowes
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. Being able to attend a conference and meet other members as well as discuss aspects of our own business, from our own perspective, is a great learning tool.