Joiner cooks up winning kitchen

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A value-for-money kitchen designed and crafted by a Queenstown joiner won him two awards at the recent NZ Master Joiner Awards.

Gareth Beames (centre), who’s pictured with his Formatt Bespoke Joinery Co employers Angela Spackman and Reuben Bogue, won the ‘best Otago/Southland region’ and ‘best kitchen under $20,000’ awards.

The judges commented that the 34-year-old’s design showed “quality finish that is well detailed with good use of materials and excellent value for money”.

Beames says the awards are “a good stepping stone to future projects”.

This is the third year running that Formatt’s won national awards.

– PHILIP CHANDLER