ATLANTA - More than 100 entries tried for the grand prize winning entry of the Tenth Annual Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge. “Transitional Cabinets” by Keith Morgan and Aaron Nash of Bespoke Minneapolis, Larchwood, IA, took home the honor and the $3,000 prize in veneer woodworking. The work features herringbone parquetry on the lower deck and ceiling, curved interior corners, perpendicular veneer door edges flanked by walnut piping, teak micro reeding on both the vertical and horizontal matching of the ziricote exteriors, and Burmese teak interiors.
Certainly Wood is the materials supplier for the grand prize winning project and receives $2,000. Sales representative Greg Engle receives $1,000 in recognition of his participation in the supply chain.
The category winners in this year’s competition, each receiving $1000 are: Architectural Woodworking, Kirk Coryn, Kirk Kreations, Sapulpa, OK, for “Master Closet;” Cabinetry, Keith Morgan and Aaron Nash, Bespoke Minneapolis, Larchwood, IA, for "Royal Crescent Kitchen;” Furniture, Richard Hubbs, Richard Hubbs Furniture and Design, Ferdinand, IN, for “Jewelry Armoire;” Special Items, Spider Johnson and Lora Hunt, Mason, TX, for marquetry pictorial “Bringer of Peace;” Student Design, Olof Jondelius, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, for chair entry “Frank;” and in a judges’ special category, Wearable Veneer, Arc-Iris, Pocatello, ID, for “Solar Eyewear, Buckeye/Maple Burl Split.”
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