Spooner's Woodworks Was Recently Awarded the Woodwork Institute's Ralph B. McClure Craftsmanship Award for the Second Consecutive Year. More...

2010 Award

2010: University of San Diego Hahn Center
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2009 Award

2009: Indian Wells
Golf Club
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Featured Project: Indian Wells


Project Information

  • Location: Indian Wells, California
  • General Contractor: Barnhart Inc, a Heery International Company
  • Architect: Douglas Fredrikson Architects
  • Designer: Emiko Design

Project Description

Over 4,500 shop hours and 2,000 installation hours went into completing this project. That is on top of the nearly 1,500 engineering hours spent on design drawings, submittals, custom CNC programming, and production drawings. The most challenging part of the project was coordinating the millwork with numerous interconnected trades. For example, the main staircase integrated wood, drywall, glass, specialty steel and stone. The millwork served as the foundation of the piece and each trade worked together closely from the beginning to ensure that each element fit together seamlessly.



Indian Wells Golf Resort was recently awarded both the Bernie B. Barber Award for Excellence and Ralph B. McClure Award for Craftsmanship. These two awards are the most prestigious honors given by the Woodwork Institute as a way of recognizing examples of outstanding architectural millwork.


Designer's Narrative

“The millwork was an engineering masterpiece by Spooner’s. Lace and cherry wood were used to create a delicate contrast, both in color and pattern. Curves and angles were used extensively throughout the project to create a unique and special environment. The contemporary combination of the cherry and lace wood, with glass and metal create a warm, wonderful, intricate interior that sets Indian Wells apart from other golf resorts”

Winner of the Woodwork Institute’s Bernie B. Barber Award for Excellence and Ralph B. McClure Award for Craftsmanship