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You Want What? Contestcomments (75) February 7th, 2011 in blogs
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.
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You Want What? Contest
Share your oddest client requests or stories and enter to win one of two CustomMade.com memberships and more.
Two prize packages containing the following items will be awarded:
- A one year Gold membership to CustomMade.com -- Value $1,200
- Fine Woodworking Archive DVD--Value $149.95
- Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking DVD-ROM--Value $199.95
- A $100 gift card to Rockler
Total prize value: $1,649.90
Whether you're a professional woodworker with a long list of clients, or a home hobbyist who receives the occasional request for a piece of furniture, you've probably been inclined to ask the question, "You want what?" at least once.
We're after you funniest, most bizarre stories. If you've ever been asked to construct a piece that just made you cringe inside, you might be a candidate for one of two free memberships to CustomMade.com.
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