LANCASTER, P.A. - Winners of the 2017 Best In Wood competition were announced during a presentation at the 2017 Wood Pro Expo. The contest, which is given annually, honors custom woodworkers for their outstanding craftsmanship.

The 2017 winners (see the list below) were selected from the following categories: architectural millwork, commercial cabinetry/furniture, custom furniture, custom kitchen/bath cabinetry, residential built-ins and specialty items. All award winners and honorable mentions will be featured in FDMC magazine.
 
Bespoke, Larchwood, Iowa, took home the 2017 Overall Winner prize for the project "Regency Circular Office." The company will receive a $500 prize. Birdie Miller Designs, Stockton, New Jersey, received the most votes for 2017 Best In Wood People's Choice winner for its project "Wavey Oak Beam Head Board," which was designed by Joshua Zinder Architects and Designers, Princeton, New Jersey.
 
Special thanks to this year’s judges:  Scott Wunder, Doug Rappe, Brian Ellison, Scott Grove and Will Sampson.
 

2017 Best In Wood Winners:

ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK
Winner: Bespoke LLC 
Project: Modern Regency Paneled Powder Room
Larchwood, Iowa
 
Honorable Mention: Windham Millwork Inc. 
Project: Beauport Hotel
Windham, Maine
 
COMMERCIAL CABINETRY/FURNITURE
Winner: Phillips Collection 
Design firm: Michael Wolk Design Associates
Project: Porsche Design Tower Bar
High Point, North Carolina
 
Honorable Mention: Basic Builders Inc. 
Project: PanAtlantic Reception Desk
Houston, Texas
 
CUSTOM FURNITURE
Winner: LiveForm Design 
Project: LiveForm #5 Walnut Sideboard with Steel Base
Chicago, Illinois
 
Honorable Mention: Michael Singer Fine Woodworking 
Project: Game Set
Felton, California
 
CUSTOM KITCHEN/BATH CABINETRY
Winner: Bespoke LLC 
Project: Contemporary Ziricote Bathroom
Larchwood, Iowa
 
Honorable Mention: UniMode Woodworking Inc. 
Project: LPT Contemporary kitchen
Burr Ridge, Illinois
 
RESIDENTIAL BUILT-INS
Winner: Bespoke 
Project: Regency Circular Office
Larchwood, Iowa
 
Honorable Mention: Interior Exterior Designs Inc. 
Project: True Reclaimed Rustic Lumber Bar
La Habra, California
 
SPECIALTY 
Winner: Birdie Miller Designs
Design firm: Joshua Zinder Architects and Designers
Project: Wavey Oak Beam Head Board
Stockton, New Jersey
 
Honorable Mention: Karr Custom Woodworking 
Project: Synagogue Ark Doors
Louisville, Kentucky
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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