You Want What? Contest
When it comes to furniture, most folks think in terms of conventional styles like Shaker, Arts & Crafts, or Federal. Although most craftsmen and women appreciate and convey beauty in their project, at the end of the day, we still view furniture as utilitarian projects that offer storage in the home. Recently however, Fine Woodworking covered the quirky, lyrical work of furniture maker Judson Beaumont in Playful Furniture That Breaks the Rules.
Beaumont’s work represents the polar opposite of the types of projects most woodworkers tend to tackle—bureaus with graduated drawers, tables built primarily with straight lines and minimal curves. His work not only represents a complete departure from the norm, but an engineering marvel.
So what’s the oddest, or most interesting client or family request you’ve ever received for a piece of furniture? Ever built an accordian cabinet like Beaumont’s? That’s the idea behind our latest reader challenge co-sponsored by CustomMade.com, “You Want What?”
Here’s How to Enter
Entry period runs from January 14, 2011 through February 14, 2011.
We’re after your quirkiest furniture building stories, your oddest requests, the weirdest furniture ideas you’ve ever brought to fruition. If you think you’ve got a story that will leave us scratching our heads or dropping our jaws, you might just have what it takes to take home one of two prize packages that include:
• A one year Gold membership to CustomMade.com valued at $1,200
• A Fine Woodworking Archive DVD valued at $149.95
• A Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking DVD-ROM valued at $199.95
• A $100 gift card to Rockler
Total value of each prize package: $1,649.90
Be sure to read the complete rules on page 2.
Fine Woodworking’s “You Want What? Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Entries for this “You Want What” Contest will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on January 14, 2011 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 14, 2011. All entries must be received during the Contest Entry Period. The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Contest void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.
TO ENTER: There is one way to enter the contest. 1.) Visit http://finewoodworking.taunton.com/item/34339/you-want-what-contest. Create an account if you do not already have one by entering your first name, last name, email address, password, security question and screen name. Once you have created your account you can then post your story in the comments section of the contest blog post. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.
Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the contest period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the contest. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Contest Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.
Two prize packages will be offered. Each winner will receive of the following prizes.
A one year Gold membership to CustomMade.com – Value $1,200, a Fine Woodworking Archive DVD – Value $149.95, and a Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking DVD-ROM – Value $199.95. A $100 gift card to Rockler. Total Value of each prize package – $1,649.90. Total prize total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $3,299.80. All prizes will be awarded.
Names of prize manufacturers are used solely for the purposes of identifications of the prize. No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Taunton Press, Fine Woodworking or of this contest is intended or implied.
TERMS/CONDITIONS: No transfer or substitution of prizes. Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible. All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply. The winners will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.
WINNING: On or about February 14, 2011 judges will choose five finalists from among all eligible entries received. From those five two winners will be chosen. One winner will be chosen by Fine Woodworking, the other by the public. Entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of qualified judges. Entries will be reviewed and judged on the basis of creativity. The winners will be notified by email initially, then by mail within 10 days of the selection. Judges decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.
CLAIMING PRIZES: The winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) All prizes will be awarded.
WINNER’S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 2, 2011 to: Fine Woodworking “You Want What” Contest Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.
SPONSOR: The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Woodworking magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.