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Veneer Technologies is accepting entries for its 2011 Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge. The results of next year's competition will be announced at AWFS Las Vegas.
In 2010, Scott Grove of Green Grove Design, Rochester, NY, earned the grand prize and took the Cabinetry category in the Sixth Annual Veneer Tech Craftsmanâs Challenge, bringing him $5,000 including a bonus for early entry. Certainly Wood of East Aurora, NY, distributor for the project, received a cash award of $2,000, and sales representative Greg Engle received $1,000, in recognition of their participation in the supply chain. Groveâs âSki Mediaâ cabinets featured a variety of veneers including amboyna burl, quilted maple, sapele and wenge.
Other category winners in the 2010 competition, receiving $1000, were: Architectural Woodworking, Albert Grant, Albert S. Grant Fine Woodworking and Design, Melrose, CT, for âBird's Eye Maple Residential Library;â Furniture, Abdolhay Parnian of Parnian Furniture, Scottsdale, AZ, for "Sunset Bedâ and also, in Store Fixtures, Abdolhay Parnian for âParnian Reception Desk;â Specialty Items (also recipient of the judges' award for special artistic merit), Rob Milam of VeneerImages, Atlanta, GA, for "Grace,â a portrait rendered in veneer; and Student Design, Christy Oates, San Diego State University, for âWallpaper Chair.â
Nine entries earned honorable mention: Mark Bernhard, Bernhard Woodwork, Northbrook, IL, for âGarrard Jewelersâ store fixtures; Tom Knoebel, Beach Cabinets, LLC, Melbourne, FL, for âKOA Cabinetry;â student Pattrick Loew, Hastings High School, Hastings, MI, for âAlbany Cutter Sleigh;â Malcolm McDowell Tunnicliffe of Art Lights, Torreon Co., Mexico, for specialty item âCascade of Hanging Orbs;â Earl Kelly of Earl Kelly Furniture, Pensacola, FL, for his âCoco Leafâ table; John Harper, EMC Woodworking, Phoenix, AZ, for âHumidor;â Ramon Valdez, Exotic Woodworks, Bloomfield, NM, for writing desk âEmma;â Chuck Sharbaugh, Holly, MI, for furniture cabinets âPivots and Rows;â and Scott Grove, Green Grove Design, Rochester, NY, for âLoral.â
Located in Newport, NC, Veneer Technologies is one of the industry's largest manufacturers of high quality face veneer, sheet veneer and wood edgebanding products.
Learn more about the 2011 Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge at veneertech.com.
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