FELTON, CA — Michael Singer Fine Woodworking entered a wood entry table in the 20th annual Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio contest. Features include: hand-shaped solid mahogany, solid wenge table feet, veneered top with large under-bevel as well as wenge stringing and graphic inlays.

Singer had spent more than 20 years in marine research when he began making furniture on a limited commission-only basis in the late 1990s while still working in the sciences. He officially launched his career as a full-time furniture designer/maker in 2001. In much of his work Singer uses hand-selected domestic and imported hardwoods, choice softwoods, and accenting in shell, metal and glass.

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 WoodworkingNetwork.com/designportfolio. 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. All contest entrants will receive a $45 credit to attend the conference. 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 WoodworkingNetwork.com/designportfolio.

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