FORT MYERS, FL — Royal Palm Closet Design and Fine Cabinetry, a family-owned and operated company, entered a kitchen remodel in the 20th annual Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio contest. Features include: antique with maple painted and chocolate glazed cabinetry, crown and decorative trim mouldings with oil-rubbed bronze hardware, as well as chiseled-edge travertine flooring in a French inlay pattern.

Royal Palm, chosen Best of Fort Myers for three consecutive years, designs, manufactures and installs all of its projects including: kitchen and countertops, custom closet systems, garage units, wall units, home offices, pantry closets, laundry rooms, vanities and accessories.

How to Enter Contest
The Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio Awards are given each year to honor custom woodworkers for their outstanding craftsmanship.

To enter submit photos of your projects that fit into the categories below, visit All projects entered must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2011, and must have been built for an outside customers. The submission deadline is Nov. 1.

Winners in each category will be featured in a special December digital publication as well as in the January 2013 print issue of Custom Woodworking Business, and will be recognized at the debut of the new Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, held February 27 - March 1, 2013 in Edison, NJ. Also, entrants will be featured in Woodworking Network’s Facebook album as well as on our web site in slideshows and feature articles.

Contest categories include:

• Architectural Millwork

• Kitchen/Bath Cabinetry

• Residential Furniture, Freestanding

• Residential Furniture, Built-in

• Specialty Products

• Commercial Projects

• Closets

• Solid Surface

Susan Gelwicks Thompson of The Closet Designer, overall winner for the 6th annual Top Shelf Design Awards and the Cabinet Makers Association's Wood Diamond awards, advises custom cabinet and closets companies to enter design competitions to leverage their marketing programs.

For more information Design Portfolio awards, visit

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