by Karl D. Forth
CMA announces 2018 Wood
Diamond award winners
Members of Cabinet Makers Association compete for top honors
in annual design contest.
The Cabinet Makers Asso- ciation 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 I WF 2018 trade
show. All winning entries received a certificate recognizing their achievements,
while first-place winners were 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
“The CMA was founded on the prin-
ciples 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
The 2018 “Best Of” award went to
Woodland Furniture, Idaho Falls, Idaho,
for their outstanding project submitted
in the category of Kitchen: Finish, Over
Following is a listing of the first-place
award winners recognized by category sub-
The 2018 “Best Of” award in the CMA Wood Diamond competition went to Woodland Furniture, Idaho Falls, Idaho, for their project submitted in
the category of Kitchen: Finish, Over $50,000.
Gregory Paolini Design, Canton, North
Carolina, won in the Architectural Millwork
over $50K category.