LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- Finalists for the 2015 Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio Awards have been selected (see complete list below) by a panel of industry experts.

Winners will be announced April 15 at a Gala Awards Reception during the 2015 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, held April 14-16 at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL, just 30 miles northwest downtown Chicago.

Special thanks to this year’s judges: Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co., Chicago, IL; Angelia York, St. Louis Co., Maplewood, MO; and Joyce Hardison, Closet Crafters, Ventura, CA - See more at:

Special thanks to this year’s judges: 

Doug Rappe, an instructor as well as recruitment coordinator for the Greater West Town Training Partnership, Woodworkers Training Program; Robert Kleeman a full-time woodworker since 1975; Tom Gleason, sales/project management at Bernhard Woodwork Ltd.; Scott DeGenova, vice president of the commercial division at Danville, IL-based T.H. Snyder Co.; Jared Patchin, owner of J. Alexander Fine Woodworking, Boise, ID and Greg Larson, director, New England School of Architectural Woodworking (NESAW).

However, while the judges have made their choice, Woodworking Network will open up the process to let

Design Awards Gala Open to All April 15 Chicago

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Architectural Millwork

Mike Emmel, Interior Woodwork for Mahogany Library
Keith Morgan, Bespoke for Hallway Embellishment


Mike Emmel, Interior Woodworks for Amber's Dream Entertainment Unit
Jacob Aune, Altare Design, Commercial/Institutional for Lion Statue Pedestal

Kitchen/Bath Cabinets

Matthew S. Williams; Jason Kelly, Renaissance Custom Furniture; Texas Woodmill
Cabinets Inc. for Art Nouveau Bathroom
Keith Morgan, Bespoke for Contemporary Art Deco Cabinets

Residential Furniture: Built-In

Shirley Mazur,  Closet Works for Triple-Play

Residential Furniture: Freestanding

Michael Singer, Michael Singer Fine Woodworking for RCS Media Cabinet
Keith Morgan, Bespoke for Contemporary Teak Radial

Specialty Products

Darryl Hogeback, Savante Wine Cellars for Clark Wine Room
Dan Hummel, Allen Organ Company for St. Timothy Catholic Church, Chantilly VA.,  Curved French Terrace Organ

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