Best of Best Overall ​Over $50,000 First Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Best of Best Overall ​Over $50,000 First Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)

ATLANTA, Georgia —The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announced the winners of their 2016 Wood Diamond Awards Contest, August 25 during the 2016 IWF.

The CMA award program, dubbed the Wood Diamond Awards, was 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 six 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 2016 award winners were announced on Thursday, August 25, during the association’s annual member appreciation banquet at the IWF trade show in Atlanta. All winning entries receive a certificate recognizing their achievements, while first place winners are awarded a customized plaque declaring their excellence in their respective category.

The winners represent 38 selected categories, for a total of 57 entries submitted by 18 companies in the United States and Canada.  This year the CMA added a third classification to further narrow down the submissions by dollar amount. The options are now: Under $25,000, $25,000 - $50,000, and Over $50,000.

A listing of the award winners follows. Project details and photos for each entry can be viewed on the CMA website:
 
Bar – Commercial: Best Overall (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Bar – Residential: European (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Dark Horse Woodworks (Atlanta, GA)
Bar – Residential: Best Overall (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Lancaster Cabinet Company (Leola, PA)
•    Second Place: Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)
Bar – Residential: Best Overall ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Bar – Residential: Best Overall (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Bath: Creative Solution (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Counterpoint Cabinetry (Wilmette, IL)
Bath: Design (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
•    Second Place: The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Bath: Face Frame (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Castleman Carpentry (Berryville, VA)
Bath: Best Overall (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Crow Wing Cabinets (Brainerd, MN)
Bath: Best Overall (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Bookcase: Best Overall (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)

Commercial/Institutional: Best Overall (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA)
•    Second Place: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
Entertainment: European (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Entertainment: Face Frame (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: DK Cabinets (Acton, CA)
Entertainment: Best Overall (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)
Fireplace Surround: European (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
•    Second Place: The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Furniture: Design (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
Furniture: Best Overall (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Rockwell Diversified Woodworks (Sheridan, IN)
Garage: Creative Solution ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place: Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA)
Kitchen: Creative Solution (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
•    Second Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
•    Third Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Kitchen: Creative Solution ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place: Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, CA)
•    Second Place: Castleman Carpentry (Berryville, VA)
Kitchen: Design (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Kitchen: Design ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
Kitchen: European (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Dark Horse Woodworks (Atlanta, GA)
•    Second Place: Foothill Cabinetworks (Vista, CA)
•    Third Place: Dark Horse Woodworks (Atlanta, GA)
Kitchen: European (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
•    Second Place: Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, CA)
Kitchen: Face Frame (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)
Kitchen: Finish (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
Kitchen: Finish (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
•    Second Place: Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
Kitchen: Inset ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place (tie): Lancaster Cabinet Company (Leola, PA)
•    First Place (tie): The Artisan Shop (Loveland, CO)
•    Second Place: Lancaster Cabinet Company (Leola, PA)
Kitchen: Best Overall (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Crow Wing Cabinets (Brainerd, MN)
•    Second Place (tie): Northland Woodworks (Blaine, MN)
•    Second Place (tie): The Old Country Workshop (Onalaska, WI)
Kitchen: Best Overall ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)
•    Second Place: Crow Wing Cabinets (Brainerd, MN)
•    Third Place: Custom Creative  Furniture (Lawrenceville, GA)

Kitchen: Best Overall (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, BC)
•    Second Place: Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA)
•    Third Place: Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
Library: European (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Dark Horse Woodworks (Atlanta, GA)
Library: Face Frame ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place: Lancaster Cabinet Company (Leola, PA)
Mudroom: Best Overall (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Dark Horse Woodworks (Atlanta, GA)
Reception Desk/Area: Inset (Under $25,000)
•    First Place: Lancaster Cabinet Company (Leola, PA)
Reception Desk/Area: Best Overall ($25,000 - $50,000)
•    First Place: Clancy Woodworking (Sherman, CT)
Best of: Best Overall (Over $50,000)
•    First Place: Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, TX)

 

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