This wood podium, Specialty category winner in the 20th Custom Woodworking Design Portfolio Awards, was built by Custom Wood Furniture Inc. for a spiritual center in West Orange, NJ.

It is constructed completely with solid lumber and the larger fields are hickory with American Black walnut for detailing. The repeating fan style gives support to the graceful, undulating, hand-carved surfaces of the reading platform.

Custom Wood Furniture, founded in 1989, is a design-to-build firm and provides interiors for the hospitality, institutional, commerical and residential markets using materials from wood to metal, acrylics, stone and fabric.




21st Design Portfolio Now Open
• residential furniture, freestanding
• residential furniture, built-in
• architectural millwork
• commercial/institutional
• kitchen/bath cabinets
• countertop/solid surface
• specialty products


Deadline: October 31, 2013

Winners will be featured in a special December digital edition of Custom Woodworking Business as well as in the January 2014 print issue and will be celebrated at the only national live industry design awards ceremony, to be held during the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ, April 9-11. Check the Cabinets & Closets Expo site for more show details on the event.

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