Wall clock with bird marquetry by Jeff Nardoni, Pure Nard Woodworking
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Project Deadline: Saturday Nov 7, 2015
Spaces Available: 12 out of 100 left
Project Theme: Wall Hangings
Project Deadline: November 7, 2015
Reception/Awards Night: November 14, 2015, 6:00 pm
You’ll Get $50: Every completed project receives a $50 store credit
Prizes: Woodworking tool packages valued $500 for first place, $300 second place, $100 third place
Rules and Guidelines
So what’s a wall hanging? No doubt about it, this theme has a lot of breathing room. Some projects are quite obvious like photo or mirror frames, wall clocks, and display cabinets.
But wall art can be sculpture, abstract art, marquetry and intarsia. Or household luxuries like candle holders, shadow boxes, light fixtures, organizers, wine racks, wall planters and vases. Get creative and use any decorative techniques you’d like to draw attention your project: consider inlay, carving, sculpting, pyrography, veneering, turning, inclusion of fancy woods etc.
The only constraint is that your project may be no larger than 36″ in width or height, and may not extend from the wall more than 12″.
Let your creativity go wild, but remember this is a woodworking contest. You are welcome to include materials other than wood in your project, however your primary goal should be to demonstrate your skills with wood more than, say, stone or metal.
Space is limited to 100 entries. Register now. Even if you’re not certain you can complete your project by the deadline, please register anyway. You may drop out later if needed. It’s better to register and drop out of the contest than it is to wait to register after the contest is full.
Complete Your Project, Get $50 Store Credit:
All entries receive $50 store credit on November 7 upon project delivery. Yes, you keep your project and we give you $50. However, we keep the projects for one week while we photograph each one and set up the public display.
Prizes and Awards Ceremony
November 14, 2015, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
We’ll host an awards ceremony (location to be determined). Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 entries, plus various honorable mention awards.
- First Place: $500 package of woodworking tools
- Second Place: $300 package of woodworking tools
- Third Place: $100 package of woodworking tools
- Honorable mentions: Various woodworking tools/supplies
4 Steps to Submit Your Project
- Register for the contest at the top of the page. It’s free.
- Check your email immediately. You’ll receive confirmation and an entry form you’ll need to fill out with your project.
- Pack your project in a box, then deliver it on or before November 7, 2015 to any Woodworkers Source location.
- Complete an entry form to deliver with your project
Your project is yours to keep after the contest. You’ll either pick it up at the reception, pick it up at the store you delivered it to, or we’ll ship it back to you. You’ll specify on the entry form.
Your project must be no larger than 36″ x 36″, and it may not extend more than 12″ from the wall. Smaller is okay.
Materials to Use
You do not need to buy your wood from Woodworkers Source in order to enter the contest. Wood is the focus of this project and you may use any wood you’d like, and I encourage you to use something unusual or special. Incorporate other materials if you want, but this is a woodworking contest so your project should emphasize wood.
Does the Project Have to Be New?
I prefer that you enter a project you build specifically for this contest, but that’s not a hard and fast rule. So, if you want to enter a project you have already built, take a close look at it and determine if it needs to be refinished, waxed or polished. If it’s scratched or faded from time and use, do what it takes to refresh it so that it makes the best impression – this is, after all, a contest.
Can I Enter More Than One?
One entry per person, please.
However, your one entry can be a series of multiple parts. For example if you make a project like the wall pots on the right, you would enter the series of three as a single entry. The whole series must fit within a 36″ x 36″ space
Since they’re all similar, and since they make a better visual impact as a set, I’ll consider them one entry.
Otherwise, focus on building one project that’s as fantastic as you can make it.
A winning entry will have a fabulous finish. You can use any finishing process that you like; you can use stains, dyes, glazes or any clear wood finish you want. I encourage you give your project the best impression with a well-done finish.
Start your project sooner rather than later to allow yourself plenty of time to get a good finish. It takes time for finishing and staining products to dry between coats, and it takes time to polish your finish to your desired sheen, so give yourself time to do it well.