CMA honors top woodworking projects

When members of the Cabinet Makers Association gathered for the annual banquet at the IWF show in Atlanta, the high point of the evening was the announcement of winners in the organization’s first design contest.

First place was awarded in 17 separate categories covering the wide variety of work done by the members, from cabinetry to custom furniture. Second-place awards were also given out in select categories. Judging was based on photographs submitted by the entrants.

“We’re very pleased to have talent such as is demonstrated in these winning entries listed among our members at the CMA,” says Dave Grulke, the CMA’s executive director. “All of these outstanding projects were voted best of the best by a judging panel of fellow CMA members. We’re delighted to recognize the kind of excellence shown in these award winning entries.”

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William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.