by Michaelle Bradford
firstname.lastname@example.org BEST IN WOOD
Winners of the 2017 Best In Wood competition were announced during a presentation at the 2017 Wood Pro Expo. The contest, which is hosted by Woodwork- ing Network annually, honors custom woodworkers for their outstanding craftsmanship. Winners (see list) were selected from five catego- ries: architectural millwork, commercial cabinetry/ furniture, custom furniture, custom kitchen/bath cabinetry, residential built-ins and specialty items.
Bespoke, Larchwood, Iowa, took home the 2017
Overall Winner prize and $500 for the project “
Regency Circular Office.” Birdie Miller Designs, Stockton, New Jersey, won People’s Choice for its project
“Wavey Oak Beam Head Board,” which was designed
by Joshua Zinder Architects and Designers, Princeton, New Jersey.
This year’s judges: Scott Wunder, Doug Rappe,
Brian Ellison, Scott Grove and Will Sampson.
2017 Best In Wood Winners:
Winner: Bespoke LLC
Project: Modern Regency Paneled Powder Room
Honorable Mention: Windham Millwork Inc.
Project: Beauport Hotel, Windham, Maine
Winner: Phillips Collection
Design firm: Michael Wolk Design Associates
Project: Porsche Design Tower Bar
High Point, North Carolina
Honorable Mention: Basic Builders Inc.
Project: PanAtlantic Reception Desk, Houston, Texas
Winner: LiveForm Design
Project: LiveForm #5 Walnut Sideboard with Steel Base
Honorable Mention: Michael Singer Fine Woodworking
Project: Game Set. Felton, Calif.
CUSTOM KITCHEN/BATH CABINETRY
Winner: Bespoke LLC
Project: Contemporary Ziricote
Honorable Mention: UniMode
Project: LPT Contemporary kitchen
Burr Ridge, Illinois
Category and Overall Winner:
Project: Regency Circular Office
Category Honorable Mention:
Interior Exterior Designs Inc.
Project: True Reclaimed Rustic Lumber Bar, La Habra, California
SPECIALTY AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Category and People’s Choice Winner: Birdie Miller
Design firm: Joshua Zinder Architects and Designers
Project: Wavey Oak Beam Head Board
Stockton, New Jersey
Category Honorable Mention: Karr Custom Woodworking
Project: Synagogue Ark Doors,
Circular office and wavey oak beam headboard garner top prizes.
2017 Best in Wood winners
announced at Wood Pro Expo
Overall winner: Bespoke