photos as you can, in different angles
and close ups of details. A process shot
of a complicated technique is also as
valuable as a written description.
Finish – The finish quality was a
consistent issue; rough or unfinished
surfaces disappointed judges. Make
sure your finishes are finished.
Dust – Some interiors still had
sawdust inside, which is a mark against
the piece. Make sure you clean ALL of
your surfaces, including interiors.
Pulls – Store-bought door or drawer
pulls seemed out of place on some
pieces. Make sure you incorporate an
entire aesthetic in your piece.
Attention to detail – Paying attention to details sets your work apart.
At Fresh Wood, a few pieces had
misaligned mechanical fasteners;
handwritten labels not sanded off; or
a major chip or open joint seam left
exposed, which could have easily been
filled with at least wax.
CNC or Handmade - Many pieces
incorporated CNC technology, and
the maker used digital design, and it’s
important to make note of that in the
description and process shot. These
technologies are fine, and are the way
of the future. But with that said, judges
often give more weight to finely ex-
ecuted handcrafting; if two pieces went
head to head, the handcrafted piece
received the higher score.
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Nicholas Maraldo won the Fresh
Wood Best of Show award for his
Nautical Marquetry Table. The award
also included a trophy created by one
of this year’s judges, Judson Beaumont,
and a software package from KCD