Young Wood Pro voting is underway!
Evan Gabler's Quilted Maple and Bubinga box was a finalist in last year's competition.

Entry is now closed for the annual Young Woodworking Professionals competition. But now the next phase begins: You get to vote on your favorite projects!

Young Wood Pro recognizes outstanding projects and the young wood pros that create them. The free competition kicks off Young Woodworking Professionals week, Woodworking Network's salute to woodworkers ages 18-35, which takes place Jan. 13-17, 2020.
From now until January 17, head on over to Woodworking Network's Facebook page to vote. Cast your vote by simply "liking" the picture of the project you think is best.
1 like = 1 vote. Ten finalists will then be determined based on the number of likes, with our team of judges selecting the overall winner.
Due to the wide range of the submitted projects and their applications (i.e., functional, decorative - furniture, boat, artwork, etc.), judging consideration will be given to:
  • overall look/presentation of the project
  • the complexity of construction and design

The 2020 Young Woodworking Professionals contest winner will receive a $500 monetary award and will be featured on and in an upcoming issue of FDMC magazine. In addition, the winner will be recognized at a reception on March 13, during Wood Pro Expo in Arlington, Texas.

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.
Other previous Young Wood Pro Award winners were 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.
Martin Goebel's table from World War II surplus, aircraft-grade sugar pine was a previous winner
More information

For more information, contact Brendan Linehan: [email protected].


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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].