2018 Wood Diamond Award
Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Main Category: Bath
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
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?
3" maple wood shaker , lacquered, doors
Soft close Blum drawers
Pre-finished 3/4 thick plywood interiors ( 2 layers)
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
We used our Biesse Rover CNC nester to cut the 3/4 plywood. The construction method used was blind dado. The finishing was done in house.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The biggest challenge was achieving the furniture look of the vanities (finishing the mullion doors, applying the cove moldings and skirt legs).
List any items that were outsourced.
The mullion doors, the glass and the countertops.
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.