2018 Wood Diamond Award
Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: European
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?
- 3/4" birch plywood Interiors
- solid wood butcher block countertop
- rift cut oak oak veneer accents
- lacquered MDF
- Magic corner pull out by Kessenbohmer
- Soft Close Legra Box
- Garbage pull outs
- Concealed paneled appliances
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
The construction method used was blind dado.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The biggest challenge was the tight space. The client wanted us to design an island that would also work as a dining table . Another challenge was Counter levering the solid oak countertop.
List any items that were outsourced.
We outsourced the Butcher block and the quartz counters.
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.