2018 Wood Diamond Award
The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: European
Dollar Amount: Over $50,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We are a proud Colorado company with a state of the art production facility combining today’s modern technology with the hands-on craftsmanship of true artisans. We make all of our doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes and the majority of our accessories in-house. Our experienced designers and artisans transform the finest raw materials into spectacular award winning projects.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
The materials/species used in this project include the following:
-Ultra Matte Acrylic
-Soft Close Inserta Hinges
-Soft Close undermount slides
-Aventos HF with Servo
-Rift Sawn White Oak
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
This projects construction is European Frameless. The door and drawer front styles are vertical grain veneer flat slabs with a break edge detail. Appliance panels for all appliances with ice and water cutouts. For the kitchen island, the toe kick is flush at the sides and island backside. The island is constructed out of matte acrylic. The kitchen wall includes the fridge and freeze as well as a pantry pull out. This area and the uppers are constructed out of gloss acrylic. The kitchen base cabinetry is constructed out of Rift Sawn White Oak with a custom almond wash stain.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The most unusual aspect of this project would be the mixture of materials. The gloss and matte acrylic with a more natural Rift Sawn White Oak makes this project stand out among others. Another outstanding characteristic would include the over 9ft x 2ft, 4" thick butcher block top on the edge of the island.
List any items that were outsourced.
Gloss & Matte Acrylic - Premier
Soft Close tandem under mount slides, Soft Close hinges, Tip-on, Legrabox, Aventos HF with Servo - Blum
Pantry pull out - Hafele
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
As members of the CMA, we hope to leverage the knowledge base of other members as well as share our extensive experience in cabinetry and fine woodworking with others in our industry. The CMA forum is a great resource to share experiences, technical know-how, and make contact with other craftsmen in our vast, but tight knit woodworking community.