Winners named in 2019 CMA Wood Diamond Awards
July 24, 2019 | 10:38 am CDT
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The "Best of/Best Overall" and "Commercial: Hospitality" winner is Covenant Millwork, Louisville, Georgia.

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Winner in the category "Commercial: Medical" is Ipswich Cabinetry, Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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The winner of the "Commercial: Retail" category is Ogee, located in Oakland, California.

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Winning the category "Residential: Bathroom, Frameless - Under $10,000" is Custom Creative Furniture in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

 

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Winning the category "Residential: Bathroom, Frameless - Over $10,000," is Sofo Kitchens, located in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

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Winner of the category "Kitchen: Face Frame - Under $25,000" is Chandler Cabinets, in Pilot Point, Texas.
 

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Winner of the category "Kitchen: Face Frame - Over $25,000," is Covenant Millwork, in Louisville, Georgia.

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Winner of the category "Kitchen: Frameless - Under $25,000," is CVR Colorado, located in Loveland, Colorado.

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Winner of the category "Kitchen: Frameless - Over $25,000," is Patzer Woodworking, located in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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Winner of the category "Living Spaces: Bar - Under $25,000," is Dibbleville Woodworks, in Fenton, Michigan.

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The winner for the category "Living Spaces: Bar - Over $25,000" is CVR Colorado, located in Loveland, Colorado.

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The winner in the category of "Living Spaces: Entertainment Center - Under $10,000," is CVR Colorado, in Loveland, Colorado.

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The winner of the category "Living Spaces: Fireplace Surround" is Sofo Kitchens, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.
 

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Winner of the "Living Spaces: Wall - Under $10,000" category is Dibbleville Woodworks, in Fenton, Michigan.

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Winner of the "Living Spaces: Wall - Over $10,000" category is Danlee Wood Products, Forreston, Illinois.

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Winner of the "Living Spaces: Bedroom - Under $10,000" category is Sofo Kitchens, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

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The winner of the "Living Spaces: Bedroom - over $10,000" category is Sofo Kitchens, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

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Winner of the category "Living Spaces: Fish Tank Stand - Under $10,000," is Custom Creative Furniture, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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Winner of the category "Living Spaces: Office," is Danzo Group, in Baldwin Park, California.

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Winner in the category of "Utility/Storage: Closet/Dressing Room" is Sofo Kitchens, Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

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The winning project for "Utility/Storage: Mud Room" was made by Sofo Kitchens, Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

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Winning the category of "Utility/Storage: Wine Cellar" is Ipswich Cabinetry in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

CHICAGO, IL – Winners of the 2019 Wood Diamond Awards contest have been announced by the Cabinet Makers Association. The annual design competition promotes professional development and encourages peer recognition of outstanding workmanship in a variety of categories.

The 2019 award winners were announced on Thursday, July 18, during the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. First place winners were awarded a customized plaque in their respective category.

CMA President Chris Dehmer congratulates Tom Floyd, Custom Creative Furniture, on his first place win.

“The Wood Diamond Awards program is an exceptional opportunity to recognize the unique talents of its members,” said CMA member Ken Kumph of Premier Builders, Georgetown, Massachusetts.

"This year's competition was extremely competitive, particularly in the frameless kitchen category, which had 28 entries," said CMA Executive Director Amanda Conger. The high percentage of frameless cabinet construction entries is consistent with overall industry trends, she added.

The variety of submissions within the residential category also confirms that cabinetry continues to extend to every room in the home, Conger said. Interestingly, although the vast majority of submissions (90 percent) were residential, the overall winner was a commercial project.

And the award goes to...

Winning the 2019 “Best Of, Best Overall” award was Covenant Millwork in Louisville, Georgia. The project also won for its category  “Commercial: Hospitality.”

First place winners are listed below and the projects can be viewed in the slideshow. Details on the projects can be found at cabinetmakers.org/2019winners.

Commercial
Hospitality: Covenant Millwork (Louisville, Georgia)
Medical: Ipswich Cabinetry (Ipswich, Massachusetts)
Retail: Ogee (Oakland, California)

Residential
Bathroom
Frameless

Under $10,000: Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
Over $10,000: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)

Kitchen
Face Frame

Under $25,000: Chandler Cabinets (Pilot Point, Texas)
Over $25,000: Covenant Millwork (Louisville, Georgia)
Frameless
Under $25,000: CVR Colorado (Loveland, Colorado)
Over $25,000: Patzer Woodworking (Mitchell, South Dakota)

Living Spaces
Bar

Under $25,000: Dibbleville Woodworks (Fenton, Michigan)
Over $25,000: CVR Colorado (Loveland, Colorado)
Entertainment Center: Under $10,000: CVR Colorado (Loveland, Colorado)
Fireplace Surround: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Wall
Under $10,000: Dibbleville Woodworks (Fenton, Michigan)
Over $10,000: Danlee Wood Products (Forreston, Illinois)
Bedroom
Under $10,000: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Over $10,000: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Fish Tank Stand: Under $10,000: Custom Creative Furniture (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
Office: Danzo Group (Baldwin Park, California)

Utility/Storage
Closet/Dressing Room:
Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Mud Room: Sofo Kitchens (Maple Ridge, British Columbia)
Wine Cellar: Ipswich Cabinetry (Ipswich, Massachusetts)

Submissions for the 2020 Wood Diamond Awards will be accepted March 1 through May 1; you must be a current CMA member to participate. Winners will be announced at IWF in Atlanta. Email director@cabinetmakers.org for information.

Celebrating more than  20 years of industry service, the Cabinet Makers Association was incorporated in 1998 by a group of custom cabinetmakers who thought the small to mid‐size shop needed to network and help each other grow profitably. Currently, CMA membership is made up primarily of 20 or fewer employee operations, with the vast majority of those being 1‐5 person shops.

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