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Robert Dalheim

Robert Dalheim is an editor at the Woodworking Network. Along with publishing online news articles, he writes feature stories for the FDMC print publication. He can be reached at [email protected]

The top 10: Check out this year's Young Wood Pro finalists

The finalists for this year's Young Wood Professionals competition have been decided! Check them out above.
Young Wood Pro recognizes outstanding projects and the young wood pros that create them. The free competition is Woodworking Network's salute to woodworkers ages 18-35.
Each finalist earned its spot by being among the projects to garner the most likes on our Facebook page. We received more than 5,300 votes.
Finalists will now move onto the judging phase. Due to the wide range of the submitted projects and their applications, our team of judges will consider overall look/presentation of the project, as well as the complexity of its construction and design.
The 2021 Young Woodworking Professionals contest winner will be announced at the 2021 Co-located Closets Conference & Expo/ Wood Pro Expo June 9, 2021 in Palm Springs, Florida and receive a $500 monetary award and will be featured on and in an upcoming issue of FDMC magazine. 
Check out all of this year's entries on our Facebook page.
This is the fifth year that Woodworking Network has hosted this event. Drake Stuedemann was last year's winner - earning the grand prize for his spectacular coffee table handcrafted from California Black Walnut and leathered Black Granite.
Check out a slideshow showcasing last year's ten finalists.
Andrew Morris won last year's competition with his walnut credenza.
This will be the sixth year Woodworking Network has recognized outstanding projects by #YoungWoodPros. Last year's contest was won by 31-year-old Andrew Morris for his beautiful walnut credenza.
Other previous Young Wood Pro Award winners were Drake Stuedemann and his Austin Coffee Table No. 2, Nathan Deal for his 17-foot Great Auk Kayak, Martin Goebel of Goebel & Co. Furniture for his classic table featuring World War II surplus, aircraft-grade sugar pine, and Dylan Horst for his undulating ash and benge Wave table.