19th Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio Awards

By Michaelle Bradford | 11/03/2011 1:51:00 PM

Vote Now:
People's Choice Awards!

Deadine for People's Choice vote is Nov. 21, 2011 at midnight.

Now you can vote for the best project in each  category:

·                                 Architectural Millwork

·                                 Kitchen/Bath Cabinetry

·                                 Residential Furniture

·                                 Specialty Products

·                                 Commercial Projects

·                                 Laminate Casework

·                                 Solid Surface

Forgot to enter? We'll remind you when the 20th Design Portfolio Awards competition opens for entries.

 

are expanding the Design Portfolio program to allow the entire industry to participate, first by entering. And then, by voting in an informal “People’s Choice” poll. In addition to the traditional panel judging of entrants — now managed online — we are inviting the wood industry to vote on entrants atWoodworkingNetwork.com/designportfolio. Deadline for People's Choice voting is Nov. 21, 2011.

A December 2011 special publication will be issued, heralding the winners in a freshly designed digital edition, delivered electronically. Included will be details of production techniques, veneers, solid woods and materials and processes used by the winners. This Best of the Best CWB Design Portfolio Digital Edition will also recap other juried woodworking awards from around the industry.

        


The contest deadline was extended to Nov. 7. Following is preview of a few of the entries submitted by our publishing date.

 

Dutch Renaissance Armoire A client who frequently travels to Europe collecting art work and antiques approached the company asking if it could design a piece representing the influence of Spaniards in the Dutch Renaissance period of 1680 for her new home. Langin Designs Inc., CATEGORY: Residential Furniture-Freestanding

Dutch Renaissance Armoire 
A client who frequently travels to Europe collecting art work and antiques approached the company asking if it could design a piece representing the influence of Spaniards in the Dutch Renaissance period of 1680 for her new home. Langin Designs Inc., CATEGORY: Residential Furniture-Freestanding


Project B:  California West Bow Arm Chair  
This new design series, which includes a bedroom group, sets a new look for the company. It sold in two days at a San Diego show. Using cherry from Tennessee and quarter sawn red oak from the Indiana area, a contemporary rendition of the company’s award wining Bow Arm Chair was designed. The back has a five position adjustment. The construction is all mortise and tenon with contrasting wooden pins in the back support. Murphy’s Fine Woodworking, CATEGORY: Residential Furniture-Freestanding 

 

The California West Bow Arm Chair was among the top 5 designs for the 2011 contest. CATEGORY: Residential Furniture-Freestanding