CMA ANNOUNCES 2018 WOOD DIAMOND AWARD WINNERS

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Awards program recognizes excellence in industry

CHICAGO, IL – The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the winners of
their 2018 Wood Diamond Awards contest.

The Wood Diamond Awards were first offered in 2010 as a means for members to be recognized by their peers. Immediately the program became yet another benefit from the CMA to help their members market themselves. In the past eight years, shops of all different sizes and types have entered and won. All judging is done by non-participating members of the CMA, assuring that the results are scrutinized by professionals.

“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,”
explains Amanda Conger, CMA’s Executive Director. “This award program allows yet another
outlet for that purpose to be fulfilled.”

The 2018 award winners were announced on Thursday, August 23, during the IWF 2018 trade show. All winning entries received a certificate recognizing their achievements, while first place winners are awarded a customized plaque declaring their excellence in their respective
category.

The 2018 “Best Of” award goes to Woodland Furniture (Idaho Falls, ID) for their outstanding project submitted in the category of Kitchen: Finish, Over $50,000. Following is a listing of the first place award winners recognized by category submitted and dollar amount of each project. Details and photos can be viewed at www.cabinetmakers.org/2018winners

Architectural Millwork, Under $25K
 Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA)
Architectural Millwork, $25K - $50K (tie)
 Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
 Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA)
Architectural Millwork: European, $25K - $50K
 The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Architectural Millwork, Over $50K
 Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, NC)
Bar – Residential, Under $25K
 DK Cabinets (Acton, CA
Bar - Residential: Design, Under $25K
 Chandler Cabinets (Pilot Point, TX)
Bar – Residential. $25K - $50K
 Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Bath, Under $25K
 Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Bath: Design, Under $25K
 Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Bath: Face Frame, Under $25K
 Rockwell Diversified Woodworks (Sheridan, IN)
Bookcase, $25K - $50K
 Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Closet, Under $25K
 Patsons International / Closet Outlet (Orlando, FL)
Closet, Over $50K
 Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Closet: Design, Over $50K
 Chandler Cabinets (Pilot Point, TX)
Entertainment Center: Creative Solution, Under $25K
 Counterpoint Cabinetry (Wilmette, IL)
Home Theater, Under $25K
 Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Kitchen, Under $25K
 Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)
Kitchen: Creative Solution, Under $25K
 Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Kitchen: European, Under $25K
 Northland Woodworks (Blaine, MN)
Kitchen, $25K - $50K
 BKI Woodworks (Boulder, CO)
Kitchen: Creative Solution, $25K - $50K
 Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Kitchen: Design, $25K - $50K
 Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Kitchen: European, $25K - $50K
 Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, CA)
Kitchen, Over $50K (tie)
 Danzo Group (Baldwin Park, CA)
 Walker Woodworking (Shelby, NC)
Kitchen: European, Over $50K
 Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, CA)
Kitchen: Face Frame, Over $50K
 Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Kitchen: Inset, Over $50K
 Northland Woodworks (Blaine, MN)
Lean Production Practice, Under $25K
 Patsons International / Closet Outlet (Orlando, FL)
Library: Design, $25K - $50K
 Chandler Cabinets (Pilot Point, TX)
Library, Over $50K
 Gaston & Wyatt (Charlottesville, VA)
Mudroom: Creative Solution, $25K - $50K
 CSD Cabinets (Lindstrom, MN)
Website, Under $25K
 Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, CA)
Wine Cellar, Under $25K
 Savante Wine Cellars (Denver, CO)
Wine Cellar: Face Frame, Under $25K
 The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Wine Cellar, $25K - $50K
 Savante Wine Cellars (Denver, CO)

The 2019 awards contest will be accepting submissions from March 1, 2019 through May 15, 2019. You must be a current CMA member to participate. The winners will be announced during AWFS in Las Vegas.

Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018