Slideshow: Entries for the 2020 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge
May 28, 2020 | 2:05 pm CDT
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Albert Haller - Trinity Reformed Church Pulpit

 

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Brian Grabski - Library Alcove

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Brigitte Bergman_teak chairs

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Clayton Fehringer - Arc-Iris Wood Sunglasses / Model# Portal Veneer

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Coby Unger - GIF IRL 1

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D.Scot Williams - Study in Arcs

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Dale Winhold - Roulette Wheel

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Dennis Zongker - Question Mark Bookcase

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Ernie Spiess - Antique billiard table marquetry restoration and replacement

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Glen Armand - Governor's Desk

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Glen Armand - Rising Sun Chair

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Glen Armand - State Dining Room Chair

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Glenn Nief - Music Box

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Glenn Nief - Native Ameriacn Flute Box

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Greg Zall - Cabinet

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Hershel Weiss - The Yellow Ark

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Jeff Grossman - Love Blossoms

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John Harper - Humidor

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Ken Cowell - Rose Table

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Kevin Irvin - Waterfall Wall Cabinet

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Leo Litto - American Hepplewhite Sideboard

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Luke Voth - Mary, Joseph, Jesus Marquetry

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Luke Voth - Peace Treasure Box

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Luke Voth - Writing Desk

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Mett Phillips - Nest II

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Michael Roper - Sonic Waves

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Nic James - Madison Passive House

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Patrice Lejeune - Treasure Box

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Paul Schürch - Night Palm

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Paul Schürch - Waldos Coffee

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Peter Kajaks - Nahanni

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Randy Mullis - Custom Barn Door

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Robert Weston - Mindscape #2 Urban Forest

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Robert Weston - A Celebration of Modigliani in Myrtle

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Robert Weston - PA #2 Art School Road - The Presidents

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Russel Bennett - Music Stand

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Steve Alwardt - 72 Drawers

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Thomas Darcey - Halll Table

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Victoria De Mers - Cigar humidor with Belgian Malinois profile marquetry

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William Francis Brown - Federal style Pembroke side table

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William Francis Brown - Burl Walnut Serpentine Chest

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William Giesey - Columbine Demilune Table

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Jerry Spady - Banjo and Stand

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Jerry Spady - Five Frogs Cabinet

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Jerry Spady - Homage to the Sciences 

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Jonathan McLean - Greene and Geene

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Ledmilla Yasmina Abdelouadoud - Devoluy

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Ledmilla Yasmina Abdelouadoud - Juni

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Mark McGrane - Table

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Michael Fratrick - The R Cube

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Michael Konen - What's the buzz?

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Nancy Bordeleau - Lumière de la nuit - light of the night

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Thomas Love - Howdah

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Chelsea Van Voorhis - Pattern Shoulder Armor

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Chelsea Van Voorhis - Retro Curved Pattern Purse

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Curtis Ray Rathman - Dumas 1941 Chris Craft 16' Hydroplane Boat

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Doug Mooberry - Caribbean Desk

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Erika Cross - Delta Rug

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Jackie Cassidy - All for Naught

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Jackie Cassidy - Fountain of Life

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Jackie Cassidy - Something Sweet

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Jake Demenkoff - Birdseye Boy

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Michael Fucile - Beatles Yellow Submarine Marquetry

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Russell Bennett - Kinfe Stand

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Shaun Fleming - Is the Steamer Ready?

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Warren Snow - Pivot Drawer Demilune Table

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Adrian Pool - Round Bois

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Anthony Surace - Doodle b Dinkle

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Charles Freeborn - Hide Away Computer Desk

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Colin Smith - Custom Handmade Guitar

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David Heinzeroth - May Box

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David Lamb - Black Ice Table

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David Lamb - Four Seasons of Acadia

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David - Media Cabinet

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Dennis Deveny - Georgian Library

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Dennis Deveny - Walnut Roll Top Desk

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Dusan Rakic - Girl with the umbrella

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Dusan Rakic - Helena Summer Theme The Beauty of Youth

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Dusan Rakic - In honor of Elegance and Beauty. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser.

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Franjo Katic - French Walnut Table

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Franjo Katic - Magnificent Side Table

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James Moore - Curved Cabinet

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Jim McDonald - The Eat A Peach Tribute Guitar

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Loyd Leonard - Wave Old Glory

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Pamila Goldman - Message in a table

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Richard Gady - Mountain Meditation #4

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Richard Gady - Veneer Painting-Marquetry Wall Art Navajo Rug

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Worth Squire - Synapse Table

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David Silvestri - 1850 Style New Orleans 4 Poster Bed

[Updated 06/18/20] To recognize excellence in veneer woodworking, Woodworking Network presents the entries to this year's Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge awards. The annual competition will accept entries until midnight, June 12, 2020 - so these are just the entries we've gotten so far.
 
 
The Grand Prize winner will receive $3,000 cash and other category winners will receive $1,000. In addition to the Grand Prize, the distributor for the winning entry will receive $2,000 and the distributor salesman will get $1,000 for supplying the veneer products or wood product application used.
 
Awards will officially be announced at the upcoming IWF show August 25-28.
 
All projects must have been produced using natural veneer and wood product applications, but it doesn’t matter how much or how little of either is used. Whether it is furniture, cabinets, architectural woodwork, marquetry, special products or student work, all woodworkers need to do is demonstrate their craftsman’s touch. Also, it is not required that Veneer Technologies be the source of materials used to create the entry.
 
Kirk Coryn of Kirk Kreations captured the grand prize last year with an Art Nouveau-style bed that featured incredible detail in veneer marquetry and elegant design.
Note that there is a five-year threshold as all entries must have been produced no earlier than January 2015. Re-entries from previous craftsman's challenge competitions will not be accepted. 
 
(Disclaimer: Contest entries displayed here have been submitted to the Craftsman's Challenge, but not yet verified by this year's judges and some may not meet the requirements to be accepted).
 

Check out last year's winners here.

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