Frameless Sapele kitchen wins CMA Wood Diamond Best Overall
July 27, 2021 | 5:40 pm CDT

The 2021 “Best Of, Best Overall” project was awarded to Fedewa Custom Works (Steamboat, CO).

Photo By Fedewa Custom Works

LAS VEGAS - Winners of the 11th annual CMA Wood Diamond Awards were announced at a member reception during AWFS 2021.

The 2021 “Best Of, Best Overall” project was awarded to Fedewa Custom Works (Steamboat, CO) for its entry in the category of Residential: Kitchen – Frameless over $50,000 featuring horizontal grain matched Sapele cabinetry and a unique curved island. In his acceptance speech, Kevin Fedewa said, “I consider myself very fortunate to have the awesome team that I have and I couldn’t do what we do without them. They deserve the lion’s share of credit.” Specifically, he thanked Tim Stone of KSA (Kelly Stone Associates) who was the architect and had a hand in the entire project, Angie Robinson, the lead designer who did all the drawings and was the main link between the Shop and clients, and Leif Lowe, the main craftsman and Shop Manager throughout the project.

During the awards presentation, CMA’s Executive Director Amanda Conger observed that the entries in this year’s contest reflected the impact of COVID‐19 on the industry with more projects submitted on the residential side, in particular home offices and entertainment areas such as bars and home theaters. She also noted that there were many new members participating in the 2021 program, which reflects the growth the association has had over the past year. “The CMA experienced surprising growth during the pandemic, which stemmed from the need to connect with others more than ever before,” she said.

The Wood Diamond Award winners were chosen by a judging panel comprised of CMA members who did not submit their work in the competition. First‐place winners receive a customized wood diamond‐shaped plaque.

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Education Mark Richey Woodworking (Newburyport, MA)

Hospitality Periwinklers (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Office Waterworth’s Woodshop (Viking, MN)

Retail Copper Canyon Millworks (Phoenix, AZ)

Other (TIE) Mark Richey Woodworking (Newburyport, MA)

Other (TIE) Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, CA)

 

 

RESIDENTIAL

 

Kitchen: Face Frame (Under $25,000) Waterworth’s Woodshop (Viking, MN)

Kitchen: Face Frame ($25,000 ‐ $50,000) Fairfield Woodworks (Lancaster, OH)

Kitchen: Face Frame (Over $50,000) Fairfield Woodworks (Lancaster, OH)

Kitchen: Frameless (Under $25,000) Symphony Kitchens (Etobicoke, ON)

Kitchen: Frameless ($25,000 ‐ $50,000) Nashville Modern Cabinetry (Franklin, TN)

Kitchen: Frameless (Over $50,000) Symphony Kitchens (Etobicoke, ON)

Bathroom: Face Frame (Under $10,000) Castleman Carpentry (Berryville, VA)

Bathroom: Frameless (Under $10,000) Nashville Modern Cabinetry (Franklin, TN)

Bathroom: Frameless (Over $10,000) Southside Workshop (Brooklyn, NY)

Exterior: Cabinetry Deco‐Ply Cabinets (Kailua, HI)

Exterior: Millwork Southside Workshop (Brooklyn, NY)

Living Spaces: Bar (Under $25,000) MK Designs (Honey Brook, PA)

Living Spaces: Bar (Over $25,000) Castleman Carpentry (Berryville, VA)

Entertainment Center (Over $10,000) Danzo Group (Baldwin Park, CA)

Fireplace Surround MK Designs (Honey Brook, PA)

Home Office (Under $10,000) Copper Canyon Millworks (Phoenix, AZ)

Home Office (Over $10,000) Copper Canyon Millworks (Phoenix, AZ)

Library (Over $10,000) Southside Workshop (Brooklyn, NY)

Utility/Storage: Closet/Dressing Room Symphony Kitchens (Etobicoke, ON)

Utility/Storage: Laundry &/or Mud Room KMA Storage Solutions (West Fargo, ND)

Utility/Storage: Garage KMA Storage Solutions (West Fargo, ND)

Utility/Storage: Wine Storage/Cellar (Under $25,000) MK Designs (Honeybrook, PA)

Utility/Storage: Wine Storage/Cellar (Over $25,000) Fedewa Custom Works (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Other Premier Builders (Georgetown, MA)

 

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.