Category: PureBond Quality Awards

Announcing the 2014 Winners of the Third Annual PureBond Quality Awards

Eleven winners in four project categories, Residential Kitchen, Residential Bath, Residential Other, and Commercial, were chosen by a team of expert judges. Selections were made based on use of PureBond® hardwood plywood in a project that lead to a quality finished project.

“The PureBond Quality Awards (PQA) is a way for Columbia Forest Products to annually recognize the world-class work being produced by our PureBond Fabricator Network members,” said Director of Marketing Todd Vogelsinger. “We created a partnership of craftsmen who build quality custom woodwork for residential and commercial clients using our flagship PureBond brand of hardwood plywood. For the past several years, we’ve admired their work so much, that we thought an annual competition would be a great way to spotlight their accomplishments.”

Residential Kitchen Category

  • First Place: Ruffino Cabinetry
  • Second Place: Fitucci Cabinets
  • Third Place: Glenwood Kitchen, Ltd.

Residential Bath Category

  • First Place: Cole Wagner Cabinetry
  • Second Place: Fitucci Cabinets
  • Third Place: Ruffino Cabinetry

Residential Other Category

  • First Place: Rivendell Woodworks, Inc.
  • Second Place: Fairfield County Millwork 
  • Third Place: Wm. H. Fry Construction Co.

Commercial Category

  • First Place: Neil Kelly Cabinets
  • Second Place: urbangreen furniture

Residential Kitchen

The first place winner of the Residential Kitchen category is Ruffino Cabinetry of Fort Myers, FL. The winning design was created for a transitional style home and the stately kitchen project consisted of custom made cabinetry that utilized PureBond ¾” poplar core panels throughout.

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“Since 1981 Ruffino Cabinetry has been providing luxury kitchens and fitted furniture throughout Florida and selected projects Nationally and Internationally. Through the years we have assembled a remarkable team of designers and artisans who together have made the company the top choice among discerning custom homebuilders, architects and interior designers. Our products have been manufactured in the United States for over 30 years. Every room of cabinetry is made to order and specifically tailored to fit each client’s request. Using only the finest materials, our team of craftsmen fashion raw materials into luxury cabinetry suited for every room in the home. From Kitchens to monumental bathrooms and libraries Ruffino Cabinetry is capable of taking on any request.,” said Stephen C. Ruffino of Ruffino Cabinetry.

Fitucci-Kit2The second place winner was Fitucci Cabinets of Van Nuys, CA. with a fabulous kitchen installation created with quarter sawn walnut veneers and plain sliced walnut.

Glenwood-Kit3The third place prize in the Residential Kitchen category went to Glenwood Kitchen, Ltd. of Shediac, NB with a stately and inviting kitchen created using prefinished Birch UV coated PureBond hardwood plywood.

Residential Bath 

The first place winner of the Residential Bath category is Cole Wagner Cabinetry of Rochchester Hills, MI. The winning design was for a bath that highlighted pre-finished Maple PureBond hardwood plywood panels in a custom design that included a freestanding vanity and column with an arch panel, which surrounds the bathtub area.

Col-wagner-Bath

According to Lori Millbauer, a company spokesperson, “Purebond hardwood plywood was a perfect choice for this client and all of our clients. The PureBond project product helped to make this client’s home safer and helped to reduce their allergies. Using a product that does not have any VOC’s or gasses being let off into their environment is extremely important not only to the client, but to our company as well. We are a green company and it is important that we use products that are eco-friendly, while still offering to our clients a high quality product that meets our high standards.”

Fitucci-Bath2The second place winner was Fitucci Cabinets of Van Nuys, CA. with a wonderful bath created for a mountain estate that highlighted the use of PureBond panels with quarter sawn walnut veneers and plain sliced walnut.

Ruffino-Bath3The third place winner was Ruffino Cabinetry of Fort Myers, FL. The winning design was created for a transitional style home and the inviting bath creation consisted of custom made cabinetry that utilized PureBond ¾” poplar core walnut panels throughout.

Residential Other

The Residential Other category, which was open to, projects such built-in furnishings, furniture and closet systems and was won this year by Rivendell Woodworks, Inc. of Concord, CA. The winning entry is one in which Rivendell created an elegant family room/study with custom cabinetry and wall paneling, highlighting clear finished PureBond hardwood plywood panels in Maple.

Rivendell-Other

Commenting on the winning project, Kanda Alahan of Rivendell said, “The client demanded domestic (local if possible) materials, with plywood using the PureBond adhesive to avoid formaldehyde off-gassing.” And “We at Rivendell find the PureBond products, in particular the clear finished maple plywood, a excellent fit for our cabinetry which we promote as “green,” built primarily from sustainably harvested woods and plywood free from of formaldehyde-based adhesives.”

Fairfield-Other2The second place winner, with a wonderfully creative custom wine room was Fairfield County Millwork out of Bethany, CT that used PureBond White Oak panels in the construction.

Wm-Fry-Const.-Other3Third place in the Residential Other category was awarded to Wm. H. Fry Construction Co. of Cupertino, CA with an elegant wine tasting room that used PureBond hardwood plywood panels.

Commercial 

The Commercial category was open to any type of commercial application. The first place submission came from Neil Kelly Cabinets of Portland, OR. The winning entry, a conference table large enough to seat more than 20 people was created for Moda Health Network in Anchorage, Alaska utilizing formaldehyde-free PureBond panels in the construction.

Neil-Kelly-Commercial

A spokesperson for Neil Kelly Cabinets, stated. “This conference table meets the needs of the client because it contains no formaldehyde, is lighter-weight, uses responsibly sourced resources, and exceeds product engineering requirements.”

Urban-Green-CommericalThe second place winning entry was from urbangreen furniture of Brooklyn, NY with custom cabinetry created for Jacques Torre, a chocolatier based in New York, NY using Maple PureBond hardwood plywood panels.


 

Judging the Competition

The panel of judges assembled for the 2014 PureBond Quality Awards competition included: William Sampson, editor of CabinetMaker+FDM Magazine, with a lengthy history in publishing, woodworking and business; Eric Pfeiffer, an award-winning product designer and co-author of “Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture,”; Whitney Gainer and Ashley Turner, the two sisters behind the Shanty2Chic blog which teaches followers how to transform their homes on a budget with DIY projects and How-To Tutorials; and Suzanne VanGilder is the editorial director for Surface & Panel magazine, a publication with the tagline “uniting materials, technology and design.”

The criterion for the winners was simply demonstrating “quality” use of PureBond hardwood plywood. “The contest has grown dramatically between our first and second year,” Vogelsinger noted. “In fact, we received nearly twice as many entries this year. Every single one was impressive and instructive,” he added.

About PureBond Technology

Columbia’s formaldehyde-free PureBond® technology was a major breakthrough in the engineered wood panel market. Developed by Columbia Forest Products in conjunction with scientists at Oregon State University, the first PureBond hardwood plywood panels were produced in 2005. Since then, more than 50 million have been shipped.

PureBond formaldehyde-free technology continues to be a market differentiator for woodshops that cater to a health-conscious clientele. Over 850 fabricators have joined the PureBond Fabricator Network to identify themselves as leading-edge suppliers who are thoughtful about the materials they use and the concern customers have with good indoor air quality and home resale value.

The PureBond Quality Awards competition will be held again in 2015. “We are very pleased with the participation among the members of the PureBond Fabricators Network, and hope for even more entries next year,” Vogelsinger stated.

To join the PureBond Fabricator Network and become eligible to compete in the PureBond Quality Awards, click here.

Announcing the 3rd Annual PureBond Quality Awards!

PQA_2014_BadgeColumbia Forest Products and the PureBond Fabricator Network (PFN) proudly announce the 3rd Annual PureBond Quality Awards!

Here is how it works: 

PFN members in good standing can compete in any of the four categories. Each participant may provide an entry in each of the categories:

  1. Kitchen – Residential
  2. Bath – Residential
  3. Residential Other (furniture, built-ins, etc.)
  4. Commercial (any application)

Columbia will award Visa Gift cards to the top three participants in each category in the amounts of:

  • 1st Place – $1,000
  • 2nd Place – $400
  • 3rd Place – $200

Winners will also be featured on our websites for a year and be promoted through our press releases and social media outlets. In addition, all winners will receive a plaque and a PureBond Quality Award Winner badge to place on their website and social media platforms. 

To participate each PFN must submit this entry form with the following or apply online, click here:

  • A paragraph about their shop and history.
  • A paragraph about the job submitted, date of installation and the PureBond product used.
  • A paragraph about how PureBond plywood met the needs of the client (No VOC’s, made in America,
all wood construction.)
  • A minimum of 2 – maximum of 6 – pictures of the job submitted (high-quality, hi-res digital images of at least 800 x 600 pixels in JPG, TIF, or EPS format.)
  • Limited to one submission per category.
  • Must be a member of the PureBond Fabricator Network
. Click here for more information on joining.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges TBD in the near future!

Contest runs from March 1 to May 31, 2014

Email project images to:

lwinkler@columbiaforestproducts.com

Subject: 2014 PureBond Quality Awards

Download our contest flyer or visit our contest page for more information.

Winners of the 2nd Annual PureBond Quality Awards

PureBond and Columbia Forest Products announce the winners of the second annual PureBond® Quality Awards competition. Twelve winning projects in four project categories – Residential Kitchen, Residential BathResidential Other, and Commercial – were chosen by a team of expert judges.

The winning selections were made based on the use of PureBond® hardwood plywood in a project that led to a quality finished project.  Fabricators competed for gift card prizes valued at up to $1,000 in each category.

PureBond Pledge Mockups“The PureBond Quality Awards is a way for Columbia Forest Products to recognize the world-class work being produced by our PureBond Fabricator Network members,” Todd Vogelsinger, Director of Marketing, stated.  “We’ve created a partnership with craftspeople who build quality custom woodwork for residential and commercial clients using our flagship PureBond brand of hardwood plywood.”

Now in its second year, the PureBond Quality Awards competition has become an important way to spotlight the accomplishments of woodworking specialists.  The 2013 winners represented nine PFN fabricators, as follows:

Residential Kitchen Category

  • First Place: Fitucci Cabinets
  • Second Place: Fairfield County Millwork
  • Third Place: Rivendell Woodworks, Inc.

Residential Bath Category

  • First Place: Lewis & Weldon Custom Cabinetry, LLC
  • Second Place: Wm. H. Fry Construction
  • Third Place: Fitucci Cabinets

Residential Other Category

  • First Place: d. KISER design.construct, inc.
  • Second Place: NR Hiller Design, Inc.
  • Third Place: Fairfield County Millwork

Commercial Category

  • First Place: Fairfield County Millwork
  • Second Place: Bradco Kitchens
  • Third Place: K&Z Cabinet Co., Inc.

Residential Kitchen Category Winners

Winners2013_KitchenThe first place winner of the Residential Kitchen category is Fitucci Cabinets of Van Nuys, CA.  The winning design was created for an oceanfront contemporary residence.  The project highlighted an open floor plan that used natural surfaces such as walnut cabinetry and PureBond cases throughout the home to complement stunning ocean views and create a functional-yet-beautiful living space.

“Awareness of green products for the construction industry has been on the rise.  For me as a cabinetmaker who uses only PureBond panels for my box construction, this is a very important sales point.  I found it to be a very important tool in the presentation of my product, and this project was no different,” said Eric Fitucci of Fitucci Cabinets.

The second place winner was Fairfield County Millwork of Bethany, CT with an impressive kitchen featuring knotty pine cabinets, paneling and trim that used PureBond Maple hardwood plywood. The third place prize in the Residential Kitchen category went to Rivendell Woodworks, Inc. of Concord, CA with a stately and inviting kitchen created using prefinished PureBond hardwood plywood.

Residential Bath Category Winners

Winners2013_BathThe first place winner of the Residential Bath category is Lewis & Weldon Custom Cabinetry, LLC of Hyannis, MA.  The winning design was for a new construction project located near the water.  With this in mind, a stunning bath was created that not only provided the functional space the family desired, but also offered a moisture-resistant environment through the use of White Maple PureBond hardwood plywood.

According to a Lewis & Weldon company spokesperson, the customer desired an all-wood product that was moisture-resistant and created formaldehyde-free, in addition to being made in the USA.  “With the widest variety of American-made quality veneers and reliable cores to be found anywhere, why would we choose anything other than PureBond?”

The second place winner was Wm. H. Fry Construction of Cupertino, CA with a luxurious guest bath featuring PureBond hardwood plywood backed with Maple. The third place prize in the Residential Bath category was awarded to Fitucci Cabinets of Van Nuys, CA with a striking contemporary bath featuring cabinetry made with PureBond hardwood plywood panels.

Residential Other Category Winners

Winners2013_OtherThe Residential Other category which was open to projects such built-in furnishings, furniture and closet systems, was won for the second year in a row by d.KISER design.construct, inc. of Omaha, NE, a highly specialized custom studio.

The winning entry is one in which d.KISER assisted an architectural firm in designing many of the home’s special features in addition to the cabinetry. The pièce de resistance (and the winning entry) is a fireplace made with Hickory PureBond panels that also houses an entertainment center and functions as a hallway blocking the public space from the private.

Commenting on the winning project, Doug Kiser of d.KISER said, “The PureBond product we used met the needs of our clients by being low VOC and having no added formaldehyde.  This was a concern because they have two young children.  In addition, when people see the space and the talk becomes technical, it’s a nice point to say that the soy-based adhesive used in the panels was inspired by mussels sticking to rocks in the Pacific Ocean!”

The second place winner, with a wonderfully creative furniture submission of a “sneaky bar,” was NR Hiller Design, Inc. of Bloomington, IN. Third place in the Residential Other category was awarded to Fairfield County Millwork of Bethany, CT for an elegant knotty pine trophy room.

Commercial Category Winners

Winners2013_CommercialThe Commercial category was open to any type of commercial application.  The first place submission came from Fairfield County Millwork of Bethany, CT.  The winning entry was created for the corporate headquarters for Peoples Bank in Bridgeport, CT.  It features a sleek radius teller line and a custom round circulation desk using Santos Rosewood and Wenge veneer over a pre-finished Maple PureBond core.

A spokesperson for Fairfield noted that “air quality and sustainable resources are a recurring theme as to what matters most to our clients.  PureBond panel products with no VOC’s offers the best of both worlds:  a quality product that is environmentally friendly and managed from sustainable renewable resources.”

The second place winning entry was from Bradco Kitchens of Los Angeles, CA with a working kitchen for Sur La Table, a major retailer of high-end cookware, bake-ware utensils and small appliances. Third place in the Commercial Category went to K&Z Cabinet Co., Inc. of Ontario, CA for a lab room project completed for the Science Complex at Los Angeles Harbor College – a striking example of “form following function” with no sacrifice in visual appeal.

Judging the Competition

The panel of judges assembled for the 2013 PureBond Quality Awards competition included William Sampson, editor of CabinetMaker+FDM Magazine, with a lengthy history in publishing, woodworking and business; Eric Pfeiffer, an award-winning product designer and co-author of “Bent Ply: The Art of Plywood Furniture,“; Whitney Gainer and Ashley Turner, the two sisters behind the Shanty2Chic blog which teaches followers how to transform their homes on a budget with DIY projects and How-To Tutorials; and Kiersten Hathcock, the creator and creative mind behind the popular and eco-friendly Mod Mom Furniture line.

The criterion for the winners was simply demonstrating “quality” use of PureBond hardwood plywood.  ”The contest has grown dramatically between our first and second year,” Vogelsinger noted.  “In fact, we received nearly twice as many entries this year.  Every single one was impressive and instructive,” he added.

About PureBond Technology

Columbia’s formaldehyde-free PureBond® technology was a major breakthrough in the engineered wood panel market. Developed by Columbia Forest Products in conjunction with scientists at Oregon State University, the first PureBond hardwood plywood panels were produced in 2005. Since then, more than 50 million have been shipped.

PureBond formaldehyde-free technology continues to be a market differentiator for woodshops that cater to a health-conscious clientele. Over 850 fabricators have joined the PureBond Fabricator Network to identify themselves as leading-edge suppliers who are thoughtful about the materials they use and the concern customers have with good indoor air quality and home resale value.

The PureBond Quality Awards competition will be held again in 2014.  “We are very pleased with the participation among the members of the PureBond Fabricators Network, and hope for even more entries next year,” Vogelsinger stated.

To join the PureBond Fabricator Network and become eligible to compete in the PureBond Quality Awards, click here.

About Columbia Forest Products

Established in 1957, Columbia Forest Products is America’s largest manufacturer of decorative hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer.  An employee-owned company, it operates facilities throughout North America.  It is a leader in sustainable forestry, as well as developing innovative and environmentally friendly technologies and products for healthy indoor living.

Columbia Forest Products has provided fine decorative hardwood plywood veneer panels to North American fabricators for 55 years. The company is committed to offering the industry’s widest product selection, manufactured in efficient, technologically advanced mills, and backed by exceptional service and product support.

Website address: http://columbiaforestproducts.com/Fabricators/2013PQAWinners.

May 31st Deadline Approaching For 2013 PureBond Quality Award Entries!!!!!!!!

ATTENTION: the May 31st deadline is fast approaching for entries for our 2nd Annual PureBond Quality Awards, so if you are a member of our PureBond Fabricator Network (PFN) we encourage you to get submit your entries in for chances to win Visa gift cards for up to $1,000!!!!! For more information see below!!!

Columbia Forest Products and the PureBond Fabricator Network (PFN) proudly announce the

2nd Annual PureBond Quality Awards!

Here is how it works: 

PureBond Pledge MockupsPFN members in good standing can compete in any of the four categories. Each participant may provide an entry in each of the categories:

  1. Kitchen – Residential
  2. Bath – Residential
  3. Residential Other (furniture, built-ins, etc.)
  4. Commercial (any application)

Columbia will award Visa Gift cards to the top three participants in each category in the amounts of:

  • 1st Place – $1,000
  • 2nd Place – $250
  • 3rd Place – $100
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9Wood – Sacramento Airport

Winners will also be featured on our websites for a year and be promoted through our press releases and social media outlets. In addition, all winners will receive a plaque and a PureBond Quality Award Winner badge to place on their website and social media platforms. 

Lewis-Weldon

Lewis-Weldon

To participate each PFN must submit this entry form with the following:

  • A paragraph about their shop and history.
  • A paragraph about the job submitted, date of installation and the PureBond product used.
  • A paragraph about how PureBond plywood met the needs of the client (No VOC’s, made in America,
all wood construction.)
  • A minimum of 2 – maximum of 6 – pictures of the job submitted (high-quality, hi-res digital images of at least 800 x 600 pixels in JPG, TIF, or EPS format.)
  • Limited to one submission per category.
  • Must be a member of the PureBond Fabricator Network
. Click link for more information: 
http://columbiaforestproducts.com/Forms.aspx/PFN 

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges TBD in the near future!

Contest runs from March 1 to May 31, 2013

pureEmail images and entry form to:

lwinkler@columbiaforestproducts.com

Subject: 2012 PureBond Quality Awards

Or visit our contest page for more information.

1st Entry For Our 2013 PureBond Quality Awards…Fitucci Custom Cabinets!!!

fit logoWe’re so excited, last week we received our very first entry for our 2013 PureBond Quality Awards with a truly stunning entry from one of our PureBond Fabricator Network members, Fitucci Custom Cabinets, hailing from Van Nuys, CA!!! We can’t show

Courtesy of Fitucci Custom Cabinets

Courtesy of Fitucci Custom Cabinets

you their entry before the contest results but we can tell you that you won’t be disappointed when you do see it! In the meantime, find out more about Fitucci Custom Cabinets and their commitment to environmental stewardship by offering quality green products on their website!

Interested in learning more about our 2013 PureBond Quality Awards, just

Courtesy of Fitucci Custom Cabinets

Courtesy of Fitucci Custom Cabinets

click here for more information!! And if you are a PFN member wanting to submit a project, please do….click here for entry form and remember you only have until May 31, 2013 to submit your entry!

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