Chuck Griffith Wins Shaker Gallery Challenge
Congratulations to Chuck Griffith of Pound Ridge, N.Y. The Shaker enthusiast who posted about one entry per day during our challenge got unanimous approval by the judges as the winner of the A Whole Lotta Shaker Goin’ On gallery challenge.
Choosing our favorite piece was the tricky part. The crowd favorite is actually a piece that he posted a day after the contest ended: a milk-painted hutch with a cherry counter.
Otherwise, we’d have to go with his Shaker dresser in tiger maple. Here’s what members said about the piece:
- I am awed by the quality of this work. Beautifully done. Congratulations. BALDEGO
- I really like how you have matched the grain pattern, yet provided some contrast on the top. Well done. drllucas
- Love this piece. The use of dovetails is really smart. ranchodiablo
If you get the opportunity, visit his profile page and scope out more of Griffith’s incredible work. Each piece is beautifully photographed and he shares interesting anecdotes about each piece. Which is your favorite?
By winning this gallery challenge, Griffith will get to take home our Shaker prize package valued at more than $250 including two books The Shaker Legacy and In the Shaker Style, a Fine Woodworking Archive Collection DVD-ROM, a Fine Woodworking Shop Apron and a Fine Woodworking Mug.
Thanks to all who participated. Our next gallery challenge, Waste Knot, Want Knot, is already underway. Be sure to upload pictures of your green projects using reclaimed lumber.