CHICAGO -- The Cabinet Makers Association has announced the winners of their 2018 Wood Diamond Awards contest. The Wood Diamond Awards were first offered in 2010 as a means for CMA members to be recognized by their peers. The program became yet another benefit from the CMA to help their members market themselves.

The 2018 award winners were announced 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.

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,” explained Amanda Conger, CMA’s executive director. “This award program allows yet another outlet for that purpose to be fulfilled.”

The 2018 “Best Of” award goes to Woodland Furniture (Idaho Falls, Idaho) 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.

Gregory Paolini Design, Canton, North Carolina

Architectural Millwork, Under $25K
· Premier Builders (Georgetown, Massachusetts)
Architectural Millwork, $25K - $50K (tie)
· Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
· Premier Builders (Georgetown, Massachusetts)
Architectural Millwork: European, $25K - $50K
· The Artisan Shop (Loveland, Colorado)

Architectural Millwork, Over $50K
· Gregory Paolini Design (Canton, North Carolina)
Bar – Residential, Under $25K
· DK Cabinets (Acton, California)
Bar - Residential: Design, Under $25K
· Chandler Cabinets (Pilot Point, Texas)

Bar – Residential. $25K - $50K
· Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Bath, Under $25K
· Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Bath: Design, Under $25K
· Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, Texas)

Rivendell Woodworks, Concord, California

Bath: Face Frame, Under $25K
· Rockwell Diversified Woodworks (Sheridan, Indiana)
Bookcase, $25K - $50K
· Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Closet, Under $25K
· Patsons International / Closet Outlet (Orlando, Florida)

Closet, Over $50K
· Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Closet: Design, Over $50K
· Chandler Cabinets (Pilot Point, Texas)
Entertainment Center: Creative Solution, Under $25K
· Counterpoint Cabinetry (Wilmette, Illinois)

Home Theater, Under $25K
· Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Kitchen, Under $25K
· Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
Kitchen: Creative Solution, Under $25K
· Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, Texas)

Kitchen: European, Under $25K
· Northland Woodworks (Blaine, Minnesota)
Kitchen, $25K - $50K
· BKI Woodworks (Boulder, Colorado)
Kitchen: Creative Solution, $25K - $50K
· Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, Texas)

Kitchen: Design, $25K - $50K
· Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry (Forney, Texas)
Kitchen: European, $25K - $50K
· Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, California)
Kitchen, Over $50K (tie)
· Danzo Group (Baldwin Park, California)
· Walker Woodworking (Shelby, North Carolina)

Kitchen: European, Over $50K
· Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, California)
Kitchen: Face Frame, Over $50K
· Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Kitchen: Inset, Over $50K
· Northland Woodworks (Blaine, Minnesota)

Lean Production Practice, Under $25K
· Patsons International / Closet Outlet (Orlando, Florida)
Library: Design, $25K - $50K
· Chandler Cabinets (Pilot Point, Texas)
Library, Over $50K
· Gaston & Wyatt (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Mudroom: Creative Solution, $25K - $50K
· CSD Cabinets (Lindstrom, Minnesota)
Website, Under $25K
· Rivendell Woodworks (Concord, California)
Wine Cellar, Under $25K
· Savante Wine Cellars (Denver, Colorado)

Wine Cellar: Face Frame, Under $25K
· The Artisan Shop (Loveland, Colorado)
Wine Cellar, $25K - $50K
· Savante Wine Cellars (Denver, Colorado)

Danzo Group, Baldwin Park, California

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.

Currently, CMA membership is made up primarily of 20 or fewer employee operations, with the vast majority of those being 1-5 person shops. For more information, visit http://www.cabinetmakers.org

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