2018 Best In Wood
at Wood Pro Expo
Massive pipe organ project takes top
honors in annual contest.
Winners of the 2018 Best In Wood competition were announced during a presentation at the 2018 Wood Pro Expo. The contest, which is given annually, honors custom woodworkers
for their outstanding craftsmanship.
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, located in Lake City, Iowa, took
home the 2018 Best of Show and a $500 cash prize for the project “St. Thomas Church N YC Organ Project.” Commissioned
to design and build a new pipe organ for the church, which was
well known for its rich carvings and decorated interior designed
by the architectural team of Cram and Goodhue in 1906, Dobson said it required special attention to design and execute the
new organ so that it would fit into the existing setting.
The 2018 winners (see the complete list below) were selected from the following categories: architectural millwork,
custom furniture, custom kitchen/bath cabinetry, residential
built-ins and specialty items. All award winners and honorable
mentions will be featured in FDMC magazine and on Woodworking Networks social media platforms.
Special thanks to this year’s judges: Karl Forth, online editor
for CCI Media; Ethan Abramson, owner and designer of Ethan
Abramson; Tom Gleason, VP sales/project management H W
Woodwork; and Will Sampson, editor of FDMC magazine.
Winner: Victor Robbins Group LLC
Honorable Mention: Tahiti Cabinets, Inc.
Winner: William Francis Brown Fine Furniture
Project: Federal Game Table
Honorable Mention: Hercules Custom Furniture Inc.
Project: Guadi Bath
Custom Kitchen/Bath Cabinetry
Winner: Woodhaven Woodworks
Project: Goldberg Custom Kitchen
Honorable Mention: UniMode Woodworking Inc.
Project: Lemont Kitchen
Winner: Chandler Cabinets
Winner: Dobson Pipe Organ Builders
Project: St. Thomas Church N YC Organ Project
Honorable Mention: Wood Haven Inc.
Project: Garvan Gardens Treehouse
To see photos of all the winners and honorable men-
tion recipients, go to https://www.woodworkingnetwork.
by Michaelle Bradford