SCHAUMBURG, IL -- Top closet and storage designers and custom woodworkers were celebrated at the 2015 Cabinets & Closets Gala Awards reception, held April 15 at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center. The design awards presentation was sponsored by Timber Products Company.

Winners from Closets Top Shelf Design Awards, Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio (see full list of all winners below) and Timber Products' BEST Kitchen Design Contest were on hand to accept their awards. In its second year, BEST Kitchen Design contest awarded Linear Fine Woodworking, located in Phoenix, AZ, as its top winner.

Two Top Shelf Design Awards entries received perfect scores from the judges, making them both Overall Winners for the contest: DeVoe Martin, Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA, for "Formal Dressing Lounge" and Janet Stevenson, Cabinets & Closets By Closet City, Montgomeryville, PA, for "Personal Boutique."

Bespoke, located in Larchwood, IA, was named Overall Winner for the 2015 Design Portfolio Awards for the project "Contemporary Art Deco Cabinets."

his is a one-of-a-kind dressing room. Originally a three-car garage it is now a two-car garage with the third bay transformed into a beautiful dressing room. This 22’ x 11’ dressing room includes a pneumatic vacuum elevator (37 x 37 in diameter) that goes up to the master bedroom and after floating down to get dressed…she can start her day by exiting through a secret cabinet door that leads right to the garage. - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworker-awards/closets-top-shelf/to...

Top Shelf and Design Portfolio awards are given to honor designers for their creative organizational solutions and woodworkers for their outstanding design, craftsmanship and execution. Each category is intended to highlight functionality and originality, as well as design.

Special thanks to this year’s judges:

Closets Top Shelf: Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co., Chicago, IL; Angelia York, St. Louis Co., Maplewood, MO; and Joyce Hardison, Closet Crafters, Ventura, CA.

Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio: Doug Rappe, Greater West Town Training Partnership, Woodworkers Training Program; Robert Kleeman; Tom Gleason, Bernhard Woodwork Ltd.; Scott DeGenova, Danville, IL-based T.H. Snyder Co.; Jared Patchin, J. Alexander Fine Woodworking, Boise, ID and Greg Larson, New England School of Architectural Woodworking (NESAW).

2015 TOP SHELF DESIGN AWARD WINNERS:

Closet: Laminate less than 18 linear feet
WINNER
JANET STEVENSON, Closet & Cabinetry By Closet City, Montgomeryville, PA
“Personal Boutique”

Honorable Mention
KAREN RIDGE, Closets By Design PA, Exton, PA
“Closet Improvised”

Closet: Laminate more than 18 linear feet
WINNER
KELLY CLARK, Closets By Design PA, Exton, PA
“White Chocolate Dressing Room”

Honorable Mention (tie)
DEBBIE CANTRELL, Closets By Design, Manassas, VA
“Sophisticated and Stylish”

DONNA SIBEN, Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, IL
“Master Closet Geometry Puzzle”

ANGEL & DEVOE MARTIN, Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA
“Tannen Master Suite Closet”

BILL CURRAN, JR., Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, IL
“Snow White Master”

Closet Reach-in
WINNER
HAROLD LOCKLEAR, Harold Locklear Cabinet & Woodwork, Rowland, NC
“Our Secret Hide-A-Way”

Honorable Mention
ELLYN G. ELSTEIN, Creative Closets, (R) Ltd., Allentown, PA
“Not Your Typical Closet”

Closet: Wood less than 18 linear feet
WINNER
LESLIE HALSALL, Alpha Closets, Gulf Breeze, FL
“The Finishing Touch”

Closet: Wood more than 18 linear feet
WINNER
ANGEL & DEVOE MARTIN, Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA
“Formal Dressing Lounge”

Honorable Mention
SKIP LABELLA, Closet America, Lanham, MD
“Hidden Feline Passageway in a Luxury Closet”

Garage over 600 square feet
WINNER
BILL CURRAN, JR., Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, IL
“Garage Bunker”

Honorable Mention
TONY SCALETTA, EncoreGarage, East Dundee, IL
“Porsche Garage”


Garage under 600 square feet
WINNER
CAY EVANS, Closets By Design PA, Exton, PA
“Sleek, Silver Garage”

Honorable Mention
WARD WILDANGER, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets, Campbell, CA
“The Dream Garage”

Home Office over 150 square feet
WINNER
ANGEL & DEVOE MARTIN, Affordable Closets Plus,Bangor, PA
“Colson Home Office”

Honorable Mention
DONNA SIBEN, Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, IL
“Making a Home Office Devine”

Home Office under 150 square feet
WINNER
ELLYN G. ELSTEIN, Creative Closets, (R) Ltd., Allentown, PA
“Not Just an Office”

Honorable Mention
ROBERT MEYERS, More Space Place, Chantilly, VA
“Kingsbury Combination Office, Media & Craft Room”

Specialty
WINNER
SHARI KRANDEL, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets, Campbell, CA
“Making the Most of a Small Space”

Honorable Mention (tie)
DAVE SKINNER, WeDoClosets, Russell, Ontario
“A Triple Crown for a Princess”

ANGEL & DEVOE MARTIN, Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA
“Spotless Mudroom”

VIEW ALL ENTRIES IN THE TOP SHELF GALLERY

2015 CUSTOM WOODWORKING DESIGN PORTFOLIO WINNERS:

Architectural Millwork
WINNER
Bespoke, Larchwood, IA
“Hallway Embellishment”

Honorable Mention
Interior Woodwork, Bismarck, ND
“Mahogany Library”

Commercial/Institutional
WINNER
Interior Woodworks, Bismarck, ND
“Amber’s Dream Entertainment Unit”

Honorable Mention
Altare Design, Aroma Park, IL
“Lion Statue Pedestal”

Kitchen/Bath Cabinets
WINNER
Bespoke, Larchwood, IA
“Contemporary Art Deco Cabinets”

Honorable Mention
Renaissance Custom Furniture and Texas Woodmill Cabinets Inc., Hawkins, TX
“Art Nouveau Bathroom”

Residential Furniture, Built-in
WINNER
Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL
“Triple Play”

Residential Furniture, Freestanding
WINNER
Bespoke, Larchwood, IA
“Contemporary Teak Radial”

Honorable Mention
Michael Singer Fine Woodworking, Felton, CA
“RCS Media Cabinet”

Specialty Products
WINNER
Savante Wine Cellars, Denver, Co
“Clark Wine Room”

Honorable Mention
Allen Organ Co., Macungie, PA
“Curved French Terrace Organ”

VIEW ALL ENTRIES IN DESIGN PORTFOLIO GALLERY