2023 Wood Diamond Award Utility Storage Closet Gillpatrick Woodworks Third Place

2023 Wood Diamond Awards,

Gillpatrick Woodworks is ROOTED in the belief that woodworking can inspire emotion in the process of creation, and in the end product. They believe that happens with exceptional design, craftsmanship, and technology. Through that, they will strive to continue to build a company known for excellence in woodworking of all types, ability to solve problems, and done with integrity.

Describe your project, what makes it unusual, and/or any outstanding characteristics.
This combined "His and Her" closet had more than 100 LF of custom cabinets, most of them 111" tall. Made from Rift White Oak and Painted finishes, each section of cabinetry was tailored to meet the homeowners needs. Much of the storage had no handles, utilizing the "tip-on" hardware from Blum. All drawer boxes utilized the Blum Legrabox system. Outside corners of cabinetry, where doors and drawers met finished end panels, were mitered. We invested in a Festool Conturo edgbander to veneer band the miters (since the faces were also veneered). One of the major challenges was getting the large amount of casework to the top floor of the condo building. The building had an antiquated (and small) elevator, and most of the cabinetry would not fit. We rented a crane and hoisted all the cabinetry through a window. We pulled most of our shop to make it more efficient, and we were able to get it all delivered into the unit within just a few hours.
List any items that were outsourced.

  • Blum Legrabox
  • 3-Form Resin panels (for purse dividers)
  • Custom Rift White Oak panels (Indiana Architectural Products)

Project Type: Residential

Project Category: Utility/Storage - Closet/Dressing Room