Woodcraft Raises Funds for AWFS 'Fresh Wood' Student Designers

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 01/15/2013 11:59AM


PARKERSBURG, WV -- Woodcraft has helped raise $4,260 so far for its ongoing Fresh Wood Donations Project tied to the AWFS Fair's Fresh Wood student design competition.

Woodcraft has pledged to match up to $10,000 in customer donations for the project that supports high school and college furniture designers/builders who participate in the biennial design competition that is being held with this year's show, July 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Woodcraft and Rkon power tools are sponsors of the Fresh Wood competiton that awards outstanding construction and design achievements by students from high school and post-secondary woodworking programs in North America.  Entries making it into the final round of judging are displayed at the show; winners are announced at an award ceremony at the Fresh Wood Display.

Entries for the 2013 Fresh Wood competition are being accepted until May 15. The contest is open to all students in North America; there is no entry fee. Learn more about the AWFS Fair Fresh Wood competition..

Candice Groeneke, a student at College of the Redwoods, won Best of Show in the 2011 Fresh Wood Student Competition, for her Katana bench. View list of all 2011 Fresh Wood winners.

Jody Garrett, president of Woodcraft, said he is hopeful that the $10,000 goal will be reached this year. To make a contribution to the the Fresh Wood Donation Project, click here.







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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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