CHICAGO – The Cabinet Makers Assn. announced its 2020 Wood Diamond Award winners during a virtual awards event held on Thursday, Aug. 27.
The awards, which celebrated their 10th anniversary this year, were created to recognize the work and craftsmanship of CMA member companies, which includes domestic producers of bench made residential furniture. They are typically given out at the International Woodworking Fair, but that event was canceled this year due to COVID-19.
The winners are chosen by peers in the organization and the judging panel includes CMA members that did not submit projects for this year’s competition.
The 2020 “Best Of, Best Overall” project was awarded to Heartwood Custom Woodworks of Eagle, Colo. for a bar it built for a ski resort.
“This wonderful radius bar is a unique way for people to have a conversation with everyone sitting and indulging in a glass of their favorite drink while telling stories of their adventures on the slope,” said Grant Goddard, the company’s general manager. “The design of this project pushes the elements of rectilinear and organic curves in a harmonious way.”
While many of the awards recognize excellence in commercial and hospitality projects, there are also awards given for residential projects ranging from kitchens and bath installations to home office and home entertainment furniture and residential bar and utility storage furniture. For a link to the winners, click here.