We have officially crowned 31-year-old Andrew Morris as the winner of our annual Young Woodworking Professionals competition.
Morris won for his spectacular Walnut Credenza, which features a grain-matched walnut door and drawer fronts, as well as waterfall grain matching down the sides of the case. It sits on a contrasting white ash base. Its interior includes ash highlights and ash dovetailed drawers.
Our team of judges considered overall look/presentation of the project, as well as the complexity of its construction and design.
"Morris' credenza exemplifies what we are looking for in Young Wood Pro," said Brendan Linehan, the competition's organizer. "The competition was especially tough this year. There were so many great entries."
He will receive a $500 award and will be featured in an upcoming issue of FDMC magazine.
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.
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 awesome coffee table
handcrafted from California Black Walnut and leathered Black Granite.
Martin Goebel's table from World War II surplus, aircraft-grade sugar pine was a previous winner
Stay tuned for a feature article on Morris and his walnut credenza.