2018 Wood Diamond Award
The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Main Category: Wine Cellar/Storage
Sub Category: Face Frame
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
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?
Materials/species used for this project include the following:
-Rustic Knotty Alder
-Matching wood veneer in all open areas
-Blum Compact Hinges
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
This project's construction is American Face Frame using Rustic Knotty Alder with a matching wood veneer in all open areas. A custom stain match and custom glaze match was also important to the homeowners.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
The homeowners owned this home for nearly two years before this hidden room was discovered. Their electrician was searching for another electrical box and noticed a hidden wall panel. Eventually finding a way to push the panel open, it revealed a large empty space. The homeowners are wine collectors and took this unexpected opportunity to build a place to house their expansive collection. After the secret false panel in the theater room, you enter the wine cellar through a bank vault style door. The wine cellar has slanted wine display shelves, wine cubbies, and wine X's with a rolling ladder for easy access.
List any items that were outsourced.
Hinges - Blum
Metabox & slides - Blum
Clear 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.