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McCoy, Thibodeau, and Howe Win Built-In Competitioncomments (2) June 29th, 2009 in blogs
Congratulations to Michael McCoy aka “Castlewerks” who wins the grand prize for the Build It In to Win for his Wall to Wall to Wall to Wall piece. McCoy didn’t cut any corners in executing this classic design built entirely from African mahogany.
It includes a window seat, media center, bookcases, fireplace mantle, and a computer desk. He wins a Bostitch compressor and a 16-gauge finish nailer kit.
Photo: Craig Carlson
The 33-ft. long built in garnered numerous votes from our judges. It includes bookcases, pantry storage, art nooks, and plenty of doors and drawers.
Photo: Craig Carlson
“I like the staggered "countertop" height reminds me of fitting yacht cabinets... no 90 degree point anywhere on the case!!!” commented deckboards.
Thibodeau wins a Bostitch compressor and an 18-gauge brad nailer kit.
The final prize goes to Nelson Howe, aka “fuzzychum” for his game nook. This is one of the most creative built-ins of the contest. Mobiustrip said it best… “Whimsy and Elegance. Nice job. Love it.”
It has it all: shelves for music, seating that doubles as storage for games, a delicate game table with bent-laminated legs that won’t knock into knees, and a retro payphone. The only thing it’s missing is a mini-juke box commented one judge.
Howe wins a Bostitch compressor and an 18-gauge finish stapler kit.
Countless examples of craftsmanship
The caliber for this contest was very high and we received many eye-catching entries. Kudos for Hilltop Mantle, the Quarter-Sawn Ash Fireplace with Bookcase & Entertainment Cabinet, the Cherry Entertainment Center, and the Basement Entertainment Center. These pieces all won multiple votes from the judges.
Clippinger’s Cooper Entertainment Center was another top rated piece.
The shoji material makes it stand out in the crowd. “Another great peice of work,” commented Taigert.
Thanks to all who participated.
FineWoodworking.com has more gallery challenges to come in the future. The Tool Chest and Cabinet competition (for a SawStop tablesaw) runs through June 30 and the Creative Bookcase competition is also underway.
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