2018 Wood Diamond Award
The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Inset
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:
-Paint Grade Material
-Clear Select Walnut
-Maple Veneer Plywood
-Soft Close hinges and Tip-ons
-Solid maple dovetail
-Soft Close under mount slides
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
This projects has two different constructions. The perimeter is beaded inset with maple veneer plywood construction. The paint is custom with a 5% matte sheen. The drawer boxes are solid maple dovetail with under mount soft close hinges. The toe kick is arched furniture toe kick with a valance. The island is European Frameless with a custom stain. The doors on the back of the island are 1" thick with a break edge. The custom columns are horizontal with grain match.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The most unusual aspect of this project would include the beaded inset construction combined with the European Frameless island. Also, the custom horizontal columns and the horizontal grain match make this entry outstanding.
List any items that were outsourced.
Soft Close hinges - Blum
Tandem under mount slides with soft close - Blum
Tip-on - Blum
Glass - Handy Glass
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.