Awards program recognizes excellence in industry
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the winners of their 2019 Wood Diamond Awards contest.
The CMA was founded on the principles of sharing one’s experiences and ideas with other members in an effort to promote success and professionalism in the woodworking business. This awards program provides another outlet for that purpose to be fulfilled. As members view the work and accomplishments of their peers, ideas are exchanged and the flow of information continues. CMA member Ken Kumph of Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA) confirms that “the Wood Diamond Awards program is an exceptional opportunity to recognize the unique talents of its members.”
The 2019 award winners were announced on Thursday, July 18, during the AWFS 2019 trade show in Las Vegas. First place winners are awarded a customized plaque declaring their excellence in their respective category.
A few observations:
The 2019 “Best Of, Best Overall” award goes to Covenant Millwork (Louisville, GA) for their outstanding project submitted in the category of “Commercial: Hospitality”. The first place award winners recognized by category submitted are listed below. Details and photos for all projects can be viewed at www.cabinetmakers.org/2019winners
ShopBot Tools of Durham, NC, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of professional and affordable CNC routers, has announced a special offering for attendees at this summer's Association of Woodworkers and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) Fair in Las Vegas, NV July 17-20. For those who are seriously exploring CNC solutions in woodworking (or virtually any material), ShopBot will demonstrate the cutting of your design, live at the event.
Ryan Patterson, ShopBot Engineer, noted, “Our tools enable tremendous efficiencies for manufacturers, and really the best way to understand the power and precision of CNC technology is to see it in action. That's why we're providing this opportunity for interested professionals.”
Patterson invites show attendees to send him information about their product and production needs, and include a design, that ShopBot will cut on either the ShopBot PRSalpha 96 x 48, with Automatic Tool Changer, or the ShopBot Desktop MAX ATC. The design can be anything from a pencil sketch to a CAD drawing file. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Ryan by July 5th in order to “make the cut.” The ShopBot team will perform material cutting for a limited number of AWFS Fair attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
ShopBot Tools has specialized in serving the needs of small to medium-size cabinetmaking, furniture, and other woodworking businesses for years. But their tools are also widely used on materials such as plastics, MDF, styrofoam, and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, in a wide array of industries. "This includes aerospace, transportation, consumer products, sign making... the list is endless," noted Patterson.
Manufacturers using wood or other materials are encouraged to get in touch with the ShopBot team to discuss their production needs. “We're not just about providing tools, ShopBot is here to help solve problems. Aside from providing affordable CNC tools, what sets us apart is the group of services and resources we offer to support your success,” says Ted Hall, ShopBot CEO and Founder. Resources include free access to user forums, in-person and online training classes, and technical support.
About ShopBot Tools, Inc. (www.shopbottools.com)
Founded in 1996, ShopBot's mission is to make the empowering technology of digital fabrication widely accessible and usable. ShopBot's subtractive digital fabrication tools, working across a range of sizes, deliver the power, precision and reliability of digital tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more. ShopBot tools are designed and built in Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Elias Woodwork is excited to continue expanding their Thermofoil products with the introduction of a new line of 5-piece Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) doors and drawer fronts. Using a 5-piece miter construction, these doors more closely resemble real wood doors and drawer fronts with the grain running in the direction of the stile and rail. Not only do RTF products offer color consistency throughout your project, they offer simulated exotic wood grain and painted doors at a considerable savings. They also offer the added benefit of being scratch, fade and stain resistant with joints that are not as affected by temperature variations. A significant feature to consider with RTF is the availability of nearly any accessory for your project including hundreds of molding profiles, corbels, valances, shelves and more. See our selection of wood molding profiles which can be wrapped to match the color of your project. With a 5 year warranty and shorter lead times, this product line can be an ideal option for new remodel and refacing projects.
Currently these doors are available in 5 frame profiles and 10 trendy colors that include wood grains and solid colors. Be sure to see the online gallery to view the new doors style and colors available. Elias is working on expanding the color collection and hope to have more options available in the near future.
Since 1983, Elias Woodwork has been manufacturing cabinetry and millwork components. Over the years we have developed a vast product selection with high quality finishes and competitive prices that continue to grow as we meet the needs of industry professionals. As a lean manufacturer, we can cater to a wide range of industries across North America and internationally.
The QANTO Electric Lift-Up System is the ultimate cabinet storage solution that maximizes space and accessibility. This innovative system adds functionality and style to usually difficult-to-access areas such as base corner cabinets in L-shaped and U-shaped kitchens and end cabinets of kitchen islands.
Ergonomic, QANTO is composed of two trays that rise from inside the cabinet at the push of a button, displaying their contents in full view and making everything easy to reach. Push the same button to make them descend back inside the cabinet. The trays are designed with an elegant crystal-glass effect rim that outlines the QANTO on the countertop.
The QANTO system comes pre-assembled in a complete cabinet with adjustable legs for easy integration. The unit simply plugs into a standard 120 V outlet.
Optimize every corner storage space by taking full advantage of the effortless movement to store heavier small appliances or a concealed serving station.
For more information on this product, please visit our website at: https://www.richelieu.com/QR/C/1209506
Richelieu is a leading distributor, importer and manufacturer of specialty hardware and complementary products for over 50 years. Offering a broad mix of more than 110,000 products sourced from suppliers around the world, Richelieu serves a customer base of more than 80,000 manufacturers and retailers through a network of 77 centers across North America and a high-performance e-commerce website. Richelieu remains at the forefront of design, style and innovation for 21st-century lifestyles.
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the results of their annual election for the organization’s Board of Directors and the installment of their officers.
The CMA members re-elected James Fox of Fox Woodworking (Phoenixville, PA) and Chris Dehmer of Dark Horse Woodworking (Atlanta, GA) to serve another three-year term. Brian Clancy of Clancy Woodworking (Sherman, CT) was elected as a new board member to also serve for three years.
The Board has appointed the following officers effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:
Exiting the board is Matt Krig of Northland Woodworks (Blaine, MN). The CMA expresses gratitude to Matt for his contributions for the betterment of the association during his six years on the board, which include serving as president for four years.
To contact any of the board members of the Cabinet Makers Association, please visit www.cabinetmakers.org/contact-us.
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