Woodworkers under 35: Submit your awesome projects for Young Wood Pro
October 29, 2018 | 3:06 pm CDT
27-year-old woodworker Nathan Deal won the 2018 Young Wood Pro contest for his 17-foot Great Auk Kayak.

Editor's Note: The deadline for entry has been extended through Sunday, January 6th. Get your submissions in before it's too late!


Entries are being accepted for the popular Young Woodworking Professionals competition, which recognizes outstanding projects and the young wood pros that created them. The free competition is Woodworking Network's salute to woodworkers aged 18-35. Entries will be accepted from November 5 until January 6.


How to Enter #youngwoodpro

Between now and Jan. 6, simply post photos of your project and a brief description on Twitter, Instagram or at Woodworking Network's Facebook page, using the hashtag #youngwoodpro. When posting on Twitter or Instagram, be sure to mention @WoodworkingBiz (Twitter) and @WoodworkingNetwork (Instagram).
Any type of project can be entered, including cabinetry, furniture, millwork or simply artistic. Qualifying entries will be voted on by fans on Woodworking Network's Facebook page beginning January 7. From the top 10 vote-getters, a winner will be selected by our judges.
The winner will be named at the co-located Wood Pro Expo/Cabinets & Closets Expo 2019.
The winner also will receive a write-up on WoodworkingNetwork.com and mentioned in publications.
Martin Goebel won in 2014 for his classic World War II aircraft-grade sugar pine table.
This is the fourth year that Woodworking Network has hosted this event. 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.

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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 robert.dalheim@woodworkingnetwork.com.