The Woodworking Network’s Young Woodworking Professionals Week kicks off today, January 8th, and there’s already a lot to see! The annual competition celebrates outstanding projects created by young makers aged 18-35, who submit their entries via the hashtag #YWPweek on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. This open entry process is pretty cool for us spectators, allowing us to easily check out all the goods before winners are chosen.
The competition is open to any type of project, including furniture, cabinetry, millwork and sculpture. Wanna vote on your favorites? Head to the Woodworking Network’s Facebook page this week, through January 12th. The Top 5 will be recognized at Wood Pro Expo Charlotte, and the winner will be announced on February 15th at 4pm at the Woodworking Network’s Wood Pro Expo booth.
Here are some of the entries contestants have shared:
Without a doubt this is my favorite table we have ever built, I seriously wanted to keep this table. This ash tree actually grew on the family property of @groffslumber, how lucky are we that we were able to give it life as a custom conference table. Ash won't be with us forever as it is in danger of extinction, being able to even work with these slabs is an honor in its own. The grain in this tree is just amazing. This table is headed to Michigan. #ywpweek
This is for the #ywpweek @woodworkingnetwork @woodworkingbiz. This project we completed in 2017 for @mayhewwine had many different components. Hickory wall panels with modular display boxes made out of hickory faced europly. 4” thick white oak bar with a waterfall edge. A number of sitka spruce counter tops and desk. Barn doors and cabinets. Thank you to @stack.and.co @kta_remodeling @atlanticplywood for making this happen. And also thank you to Aaron usher for the photos. The point of this post is to promote young professional woodworkers so give the post a like to promote the next generation of woodworker. #awi #neawi @biessegroup
@WoodworkingBiz I built this small table, bench, and two stools for my niece and nephews to enjoy. It has turned into a popular play space in their home. Their dad even gets in on the action! #YWPweek pic.twitter.com/i6YlvlhjO5
— Chance the Wrapper (@NiesenNick) December 27, 2017
Top photo: A previous award-winning creation by Martin Goebel.