RMS Investment Corp: Showing Our Skills in CLE

We teamed up with industry partners GRA+D Architects and Nyman Construction for a commercial office project in the Van Aken District for client RMS Investment Corp. We were introduced to this project via GRA+D architect, Joe Moss, whom we worked with previously on the Atlas Tavern project.

Our involvement began by providing the architects at GRA+D feedback and construction consulting for the various components in this build. As the project progressed our scope grew larger. There were a few bumps in the road in trying to find a custom fabricator on the ground in Cleveland, so the folks at GRA+D were good enough to connect us directly with Nyman Construction.

Over the next 3 months, we worked closely with project stakeholders from Nyman Construction and GRA+D Architects to fabricate a variety of pieces for the office project and ended up working with RMS directly on a custom conference table that is the crown jewel of this office space (check out the section of photos below).

This commercial office project was a great fit for Edgework Creative. We were able to showcase our vast capabilities working with wood and metal, and the complex nature of the components was equally matched by our crew's talent and abilities. It was a fresh, exciting and challenging task — which is always welcomed in our shop. We like to keep things interesting by taking on wild ideas.

This RMS commercial office project is a big step in the right direction for our shop in terms of execution of a large-scale project outside of Columbus. The execution had to be seamless, or we would have spent precious project hours traveling back and forth to the project site for fixes.

Each collaborating partner on this project was nothing short of outstanding, and we owe a huge thanks to Nyman Construction for lending a hand double-checking field measurements. We had a very small punch list on this project; definitely a win in our books. The question is, where will we see #edgeworkinthewild next?

Project Tour

Metal + Glass Pivot Doors

Our talented metal fabricators built two massive steel and glass pivot doors, a mechanism designed by Blackwood Sheet Metal, for the executive offices at RMS. Our metal shop even tricked them out with stunning custom brass pulls for a refined touch.

The Crown Jewel Conference Table

For this gorgeous quarter sawn White Oak conference table, we worked directly with RMS, but it was all-hands-on-deck when it came to the design and incorporation of USB and power to give it some juice. Measuring 4ft wide and 20ft long, we've dubbed it 'Great White' — weighing in at approximately 450 lbs. The top features unique angled joinery and razor-sharp chamfered edges. Getting this bad boy to Cleveland in the snow was no easy feat, but we did it. Job well-done team.

This White Oak Conference Table is made from steel and quartersawn White Oak, known for stability and resistance to cupping. Quartersawn Oak also has a distinct grain characteristic called "ray fleck", which is pictured above. The result? Beauty only nature can provide.

The Cantilevered Walnut Community Table

The challenging nature of this table was met with excitement, gaining the attention of the entire shop during its fabrication. The bottom of this walnut beauty features a tapered undercut on a radius. The curveball of a tapered undercut on a curved edge made fabrication significantly more rewarding and called for collective shop brainpower and a custom router sled.

The Cafe Booth

Not the largest component of the build, but definitely a piece that showcases our versatility of skill and material. Wood and metal come together to create the cafe table and benches, fabricated in-house. Our good friends at Fortner Fine Living helped us out with the upholstery work for the cushioned backrests. Not a bad place to catch lunch, right?

Custom Shelving

Throughout the space, you'll find sleek angular shelving units and boxes. They bring a fun visual element to the office and are an offbeat take on shelving and storage. Although they look effortless, the team put in extra time and attention to quadruple checking measurements and making precise cuts to ensure the visual impact of the piece remained intact.


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