Closet Outlet captures two CMA Wood Diamond Awards
Closet Outlet won a CMA Gold Diamond award for its Lazy Lee TM revolving storage system and a CMA Gold Diamond Award in the Closets Under $25,000 category.

ST. CLOUD, FL– Closet Outlet won two 2018 Cabinet Makers Association Wood Diamond Awards in the categories of  Lean Production Practices and also in Closets Under $25,000.  Based in St. Cloud, Closet Outlet manufactures cabinets for closets, pantries, laundry rooms and garage storage systems. Their feature product is the Lazy LeeTM Revolving Storage System by Closet Outlet.  “These rotating cabinets, shelving and hidden storage solutions are manufactured in the leanest, most cost-efficient ways so all price savings are passed to our customers,” Owner Andy Patel says. “From seven walls of a single closet, to one corner, Closet Outlet can fill the storage needs for 100 homes, 500 apartments or just one home.” Closet Outlet uses Lockdowel fastening solutions for ease of assembly for all their closets. Using Lockdowel also facilitates flat-pack shipping of the products and reduces costs.

The Cabinet Makers Association awards program, dubbed the “Wood Diamond Awards”, was first offered to the membership in 2010 as a means for CMA members to be recognized by their peers. After the first awards ceremony was held at IWF in Atlanta that summer, the program’s results were clearly seen. Not only did this program create a means to promote excellence in woodworking and cabinetry, but the members who participated and won awards were able to use their achievement in their local marketing program to promote their respective business in their area. This created yet another benefit to membership in the CMA.

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/cabinetry business. This award program provides another outlet for that purpose to be fulfilled. As members view each others’ work and accomplishments, ideas are exchanged and the flow of information continues. As potential clients and others view the listings, they should  rest assured that all entries were provided equal grounds for participation and judging. All judging was done by non-participating members of the CMA, assuring that the results were scrutinized by professionals.



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Harry Urban is the retired publisher of the Woodworking Network. Urban spent more than 30 years working in business-to-business publishing, trade shows, and conferences. He has travelled extensively throughout North America and overseas visiting and reporting on major manufacturing facilities and trade shows. In retirement, he's still following the woodworking industry, but he plans to do a lot more fishing.