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The competition:
Design and build a wall cabinet. For purposes of this contest, a wall cabinet is defined as a detachable cabinet that is designed to hang on a wall. Cabinets may be of any style and built for any purpose, such as display and/or storage. Wood must be the primary material. Built-in or floor-standing cabinets are not eligible. Entries must have been completed between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005, and may not have been previously entered in a woodworking competition.

Who may enter:
This competition is open to amateurs only. An amateur makes less than 25% of his or her income from woodworking.

Deadline for entries: Contest closed

The prizes:
The following prizes, provided by Woodcraft, shall be awarded at the judges' discretion. In addition, all entrants will receive a special Woodcraft Magazine subscription offer.
  • 1st Place - $750 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • 2nd Place - $500 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • 3rd Place - $250 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • Semi-Finalists (up to 10)- $25 Woodcraft gift certificate
  • Basis for judging:
    Entries will be judged based on design, craftsmanship and degree of difficulty. Design considerations include function, appearance, originality, materials selection and engineering. Craftsmanship is all about how well the piece is made and finished: tight joints, fair curves, surface preparation, appropriate and well-executed finishes, tight tolerances, etc. In the event of a tie or a decision too close to call based on available information, arrangements will be made to have an affiliated expert view the piece(s) or have the item(s) shipped to WoodCentral for final evaluation. All contest decisions are final.

    The judges:
    Our judges are all professional designer-craftsmen and/or woodworking journalists with extensive experience judging craftsmanship competitions:
  • David Marks, designer-craftsman, host of DIY Networks television program, Wood Works
  • A.J. Hamler, editor, Woodcraft Magazine.
  • Lee Grindinger, designer-craftsman, carving specialist, author
  • Richard Jones, designer-craftsman, woodworking educator in Buckinghamshire, England
  • Ellis Walentine, WoodCentral host

    The contest is now closed. Thanks to all who participated.

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