Cure for the Common Cabinet: Official Rules

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Get a chance to win one of five prize packages from Bessey by uploading photos of your uncommon cabinet projects like these pieces by Michael Hurwitz, Silas Kopf, Celine Schmidt, and David Hurwitz. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Get a chance to win one of five prize packages from Bessey by uploading photos of your uncommon cabinet projects like these pieces by Michael Hurwitz, Silas Kopf, Celine Schmidt, and David Hurwitz.

Photo: Various: Dean Powell (upper left), David Ryan (upper right), Celine Schmidt (lower left), Tom Mills (lower right)

Fine Woodworking’s “Cure for the Common Cabinet” Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  Entries for this “Cure for the Common Cabinet” Contest (the “Contest”) will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on September 28, 2009 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 28, 2009 (the “Contest Entry Period”).  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 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 upload your photo by entering a title, attaching the photo and adding a brief description of your project.  Submit your completed online entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. You grant Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit photos in all media now known or later developed.

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.


First Prize
4-piece "H" Style Pipe Clamp Set: BPC-H34 - $59.99 value
Bar Clamp Assortment with Mobile Rack: BTB30A - $499.99 value
K-Body REVO Framing Kit: KRK2450 - $179.99 Value
K-Body REVO Extender Kit: KRX2450 - $179.99 Value
24 x 4" Light Duty Step-Over Clamps: LMU2.004 - $119.76

Total prize package value $1039.75.  All prizes will be awarded.

Second Prize
4-piece "H" Style Pipe Clamp Set: BPC-H34 - $59.99 value
K-Body REVO Framing Kit: KRK2450 - $179.99 Value
K-Body REVO Extender Kit: KRX2450 - $179.99 Value

Total prize package value $419.97.  All prizes will be awarded.
Third, fourth and fifth Prize
K-Body REVO Extender Kit: KRX2450 - $179.99 Value

Total prize package value $179.99.  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 winner will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.

WINNING:  The winner will be chosen through consumer voting. The judges shall select the top 15 entries on or about October 29 on the basis of quality, craftsmanship, and number of users that comment on the entry.

The top 15 entries selected by the judges shall be the "Finalists" and will have their projects displayed on the Website where consumers may cast their votes (see Consumer Voting paragraph below). All decisions by the Judges shall be final and binding. It is the sole decision of the Judges to determine which entries will be included in the Finalist Gallery.

CONSUMER VOTING: The 15 Finalist projects chosen by the Judges will be posted as a poll on Based on the judging criteria, consumers will be allowed to vote on their favorite entries to choose the winner of the challenge. The voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. ET on October 30, 2009 and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on November 5, 2009. The number of votes each Finalist receives will be tallied and the Finalist who receives the most votes will be awarded the prize. Any ties shall be decided by the Judges. Winner will be announced on the Website on or about November 6, 2009.

The winner 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 winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited.  Winner 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 August 25, 2009 to:  Fine Woodworking “Cure for the Common Cabinet” Contest Winner 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.

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Comments (2)

Jerbo Jerbo writes: IS THAT A TYPO?

Under the Winner's List heading it says that we need to send a stamped self-addressed envelope by August 25th, 2009 in order to have a list of winners mailed back to us. That is going to be hard to do.

Posted: 6:04 pm on October 15th

chairmannz chairmannz writes: I am again disappointed by the exclusion of al furniture makers outside the USA.
This means to me that you do not value our work.
I know it is difficult to organize but your sponsors gain the change of branding there product all over the word.
Please think about it, even once every two years give us ( outsiders) a change to show how good we are.

Posted: 8:00 pm on September 30th

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Contest Description

Congratulations to our five winners! Mark Laub, of Minneapolis, Minn., won first prize with his After The Goldrush Lingerie Cabinet

The rest of the winning lot included Bob Abbott of Lake Oswego, Ore., Michael Singer of Felton, Calif., Craig Thibodeau of San Diego, CA., and Craig Hopson of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The winners were awarded a clamp prize package from Bessey Tools.

First Prize
-4-piece "H" Style Pipe Clamp Set
-Bar Clamp Assortment with Mobile Rack
-K-Body REVO Framing Kit
-K-Body REVO Extender Kit:
-24 x 4" Light Duty Step-Over Clamps

Second Prize:
4-piece "H" Style Pipe Clamp Set: 
-K-Body REVO Framing Kit
-Body REVO Extender Kit:

Third, Fourth and Fifth Prize:
K-Body REVO Extender Kit 

Contest ended Oct. 28 EST.

Winners were selected by the community.

Winners announced Nov. 6. 

Official rules