2018 Wood Diamond Award
Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Main Category: Bar - Residential
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Our company was founded in 2008 and we specialize in High End Residential cabinetry. We manufacture and install:
•Kitchen & Bathroom
•Built-ins architectural millwork
•Free standing custom furniture
•Wall & Ceiling Treatment
•Unique custom orders upon client request
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Rift cut oak with horizontal grain
Custom gray stain
3/4 birch plywood interiors
Bum soft close Legra boxes
Blum soft close hinges
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
European face, blind dado construction
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Definitely the home bar island. It has a irregular trapezoid shape. We also had to embed LED light channels underneath the counter top and around the kick base. The owner did not want the light strip/diffuser to be visible so we had come up with a solution which included inverting the light strip and hiding it in another finished strip in behind the drawer front.
List any items that were outsourced.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
We have been proud CMA members since 2013.
We turn to the membership forum for advice almost every time we are facing a dilemma; chances are there is always someone that has solved the same problem we are having and everyone is so friendly and eager to help.
We find the networking events to be very useful and we try to attend whenever we can. There we can tour other plants and see how other companies do things, we visit showrooms where we can get ideas.
We would recommend the CMA to anyone looking to save money, save "trial-and-error-time" and gain extensive industry knowledge.