Best in Wood 2016 winners announced
Best of the Best Design Awards

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Woodworking Network announces the winners of the 2016 Best in Wood (formerly the Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio) Awards, which are given annually to honor custom woodworkers for their outstanding craftsmanship.

The 2016 winners (see the list below) were selected from the following categories: residential furniture, freestanding; residential furniture, built-in; architectural millwork; kitchen/bath cabinets; and specialty products. All award winners and honorable mentions are honored in Woodworking Network's Best of the Best December 2015 digital issue and will be celebrated at a gala awards reception during the 2016 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, March 22 - 24, 2016 in Pasadena, CA.


Vote now: Best in Wood People's Choice Award

The judges have made their choices. Do you agree? Vote the 2016 Best in Wood People's Choice award by liking the entries in our Facebook gallery.  Voting is open through Dec. 31.

Now that the judges have made their choices, now you have a chance to pick a winner with the 2016 Best in Wood People's Choice Award. Visit the Best in Wood gallery of entries to select your top project for the prize. Voting is open until Dec. 31. The winer receive the Best in Wood Award March 23 at Cabinets& Closets Expo in Pasadena, CA.

Special thanks to this year’s judges:

Doug Rappe, an instructor as well as recruitment coordinator for the Greater West Town Training Partnership, Woodworkers Training Program; Robert Kleeman a full-time woodworker since 1975; Tom Gleason, sales/project management at Bernhard Woodwork Ltd.; and Scott DeGenova, vice president of the commercial division at Danville, IL-based T.H. Snyder Co.


Kitchen and Bath

Winner: Bespoke for "Regency Kitchen"

Honorable Mention: Select Woodworking for "Luminous Lumonyx Powder Room"

Architectural Millwork

Winner: Hollywood Woodwork for "Bellman/Valet Desk--Hyatt Regency Tysons Center"

Honorable Mention: Bespoke for "Paneled and Coffered Dining Room"

Residential furniture, freestanding

Winner: Bespoke for "Library Desk"

Honorable Mention (tie): Hayslip Design Associates for "Brutal Rose Console"

Honorable Mention (tie): Architectural Furnishings for "Spanish Walnut Social Table"


Winner: Carved By Ramsey for "Orca Dreams Entry Doors"

Honorable Mention: Three Brothers Boards for "12' Stand Up Paddle Board"

Residential furniture, built-in

Winner: Bespoke for "Butler's Pantry"

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.