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Free To Enter! Here’s How to Participate

1. Register

It’s 100% free. When you’re ready to enter your project, register below

Register for Free HERE

2. Projects Due

Saturday February 24, 2024
Pack your project in a box and deliver to any of our AZ locations
 
All the rules and things to know are below.

3. Show Day

Saturday March 2, 2024
8:00 am- 7:00 pm
Tempe location Kyrene & Elliot

Enter a Project, You Get $50 Store Credit

We’re stoked to recognize our marvelous local woodworking community and the people who enjoy woodworking. This event is all about showcasing the beauty of custom, handcrafted decorative home furnishings made by local Arizona woodworkers of all skill levels.

That’s why we give you $50 store credit when you enter a project.

We keep the event free, and we pay you. It’s crazy, but it’s what we do.

Yes Prizes, Too

  • 1st Prize: $500 store credit
  • 2nd Prize: $300 store credit
  • 3rd Prize: $100 store credit

Yes, there’s an element of friendly competition. Visitors to the show will have a chance to vote for their favorite projects, and we’ll award some prizes to the most delightful projects by way of a public vote.


Theme “Game Night”

The theme is somewhat abstract to encourage a wider variety of projects that interpret a theme and to inspire creativity.

But here’s what we’re thinking: your project should be the kind of thing you’d expect to see at family game night.

Ok. So, yes, that might be a handcrafted game like a chess board, cornhole board, or some version of a thing with holes, pegs, puzzle pieces, pawns or points.

But what else could it be?

I leave it in your hands.


Show + Awards

March 2, 2024, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Woodworkers Source Tempe
645 W. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284

Awards Reception, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Free food
  • Free drink
  • Live music
  • and prizes

The Rules

  1. It has to be yours
  2. Your project must be primarily made of wood; you may include other materials, but as a subtle reminder, we’re called Woodworkers Source so – surprise! – we’re looking for woodworking projects or some wood-based contraption that’ll pass as a woodworking project. So don’t push it.
  3. Deliver your project to any one of our Arizona locations on or before February 24, 2024
  4. You grant us permission to use the pictures of your project in social media posts

Do I Have To Buy Anything From Woodworkers Source?
No.

Does My Project Have to Be New?
No.
Tip: if you enter an old project, do what it takes to refresh it so that it makes the best impression.

Can I Enter More Than One Project?
No.

Do I Keep My Project After The Contest?
Yes! It’s your project. Please pick it up the night of the show, or the week after at the store you entered.

I’m Not Very Good at Woodworking
Welcome to the quest! None of us think we’re any good anyway so you’re in good company. It’s a friendly competition, not a stiff one. Build something and enter it because all of the fun is in participating, not “showing off.” Consider this an opportunity to learn a little more about the craft, or to try something new.

What If I’m Not in Arizona? Can I Still Enter?
Can you deliver and pick up your project, or make arrangements to have someone do it on your behalf? If so, then sure.

Vice President of Operations – Woodworkers Source
We’re a family-owned lumber & woodworking supply retailer with 3 delightful stores in Arizona, and 35 friendly employees.
Mark oversees the company and creates tutorials on wood finishing and woodworking tips for hardwood lumber.

Woodworkers Source is a division of MacBeath Hardwood Co.


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