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20th Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio Winners

These companies won the 20th annual Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio awards and will be honored at the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, held Feb. 27-March 1, 2013, in Edison, NJ.

Architectual Millwork

Winner: Zepsa Industries
Charlotte, NC
Project Private Yacht

Honorable Mention: Interior Woodworking Specialists Redmond, WA
Project University of Washington Husky Hub

Winner: CWF Inc. Newton, NJ
Project J Town Tavern
Honorable Mention: Eikona Studios Cleveland, OH Project Eastern Christian Icon Screen


Winner: CWF Inc. Newton, NJ
Project Church Podium

Honorable Mention: Fowler Custom Works Mississauga, ON, Project Wine Cellar

Residential Furniture, Built-in

Winner: Achitectural Furnishings
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Project Gentleman’s Bar

Honorable Mention: Grand International Designers Group Skokie, IL
Project Family Room

Kitchen/Bath Cabinets

Winner: Thomas P. Gafgen
Cabinetmakers Robbinsville, NJ
Project Myra’s Dream Kitchen

Honorable Mention: Chervin Kitchen & Bath Waterloo, ON, Canada Project Rustic Cottage Kitchen

Freestanding Residential Furniture

Winner: Midwest Custom
Furnishings Grand Ledge, MI
Project Law Book Desk

Honorable Mention: The Torode Co. Vienna, VA Project Greene and Greene Style Chair

Winners in each woodworking category are highlighted in a special digital publication which can also be ordered online in a print version.

Design Portfolio winners will be recognized, along with Closets Top Shelf Design Award winners, during a gala reception at the debut of the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, to be held February 27-March 1, 2013, in Edison, NJ.

Now in its 20th year, the Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio awards honor woodworkers for their outstanding design and execution.

Last year, Design Portfolio expanded to allow more participation by the woodworking industry with the inclusion of a People’s Choice award.

After the judges cast their ballots, visitors to Woodworking Network voted on the People's Choice in the best of the 2012 Design Portfolio Competition from the 36 finalists below. Zongkers Custom Wood Inc. won the People's Choice award.


Gulf Harbor Home Office

Cape Harbor Kitchen

Jones Master Bathroom

Yellin Her Master

French Walnut Armoire

French Cherry Armoire

Iron Man Theater Bar

Traditional Jewelry Box


Myra's Dream Kitchen

CK Entry Console




Custom Kitchen

Custom Master Bath

Law Book Desk


Skin Care Salon & Spa

Greene-Greene Arm Chair

Audio Video Cabinet


Eastern  Icon Screen

Family room

Kid's Store

Portable bar

Keystone Sideboard

Custom wine cellar

CSL Church Podium

J Town Tavern 

Tropical Villa Kitchen

 Yacht  - Carpe Diem

U W Husky Hub

Modern -Century Kitchen

Angela's Jewelry Cabinet

Collaborative Table

End Grain Walnut Bar

Rustic Cottage Kitchen

Tomo Krolo Audio Rack

Fireplace Mantel

Gentlemen's Bar Walnut, F