the contest is to promote superlatively
achievement in veneer, the contest
also recognizes distributors and sales
people who suppy veneer for winning entries. The grand prize project
distributor, Certainly Wood, received
$2,000 and the distributor salesman,
Greg Engle, received $1,000 for supplying veneer products used.
Here is a rundown on the other
Architectural Woodwork – First
prize went to Andrew Dillon of H W
Woodwork for a sweeping curved
reception security desk in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange complex.
The 17-month project included a
3D printed scale model. There was
no straight line in the piece, which
involved 61 feet of curving, angling,
undulating wall to be built, covering
an area 26 feet wide and 12 feet deep.
The wall varies from 36 to 99 inches
high with 39 feet of wall cantilevered
above the floor as much as 18 inches.
The veneer used was European rift-cut
white oak, supplied by Certainly Wood.
“It was very unique with widths near
12 inches, length over 10 feet and an
unusually even tone across width and
length,” said Dillon. “This fit very well
with our goal to slip match the veneer
in a continuous veneer slip top butting
to a veneer slip bottom continuously
repeating around the desk.”
Honorable mention went to Wes
Brewer of BenchCraft Custom Wood-
work Inc. for an entry called “The
Bunker.” This custom veneered project
transformed a downstairs entertain-
ment room into a bunk room for kids
that can easily sleep 12 with pullout
trundles below upper bunks.
Cabinetry – Top prize in this
category went to Richard Gady of Rich
Gady Woodworking for a tour-de-force
veneered kitchen that features a landscape scene in marquetry spanning the
entire kitchen. “I had always wanted to
Top prize in cabinetry went to Richard Gady of Rich Gady Woodworking for a tour-de-force
veneered kitchen that features a landscape scene in marquetry spanning the entire kitchen.
First place in furniture went to Owain Harris
of O.H. Harris Cabinetmaker for a table he
calls “Powers of Nine.”
Kerin Lifland won in Marquetry for the
“Orpheus Armoire.” This incredibly
detailed piece featured a classical tableau
covering a cabinet designed to house an
audiophile’s multi-component stereo system.