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Winter 2013-2014

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Fresh Wood 2007

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Fresh Wood, an industry-sponsored student woodworking competition, was held July 18-21, 2007 during the Association of Woodworking & Suppliers Fair (AWFS) in Las Vegas. The competition drew 210 entries in six categories. Fifty-eight students made the final cut and had the honor of displaying their work at AWFS. The work of the 58 finalists and the top winners can be viewed by clicking on the categories below.



 

Case Goods Category


 

 

 

First Place, High School
Don't Be Scared

Jake Grieve
David Douglas High School


 

 

 

 

First Place, Post Secondary
Ryú

Christian Lascano
Cerritos College

 

 


 

 

Second Place, High School
Bookstack
Lance Palmer
Harper Creek High School

 


 

 

 

 

 

Second Place, Post Secondary
Oak Hall Tree
Edward Godbey
Rockingham Community College

 


 

 

 

Honorable Mention, High School
Star of David
Gabriel Matza
Cedar Ridge High School


 

 

 

Honorable Mention, High School
Indian Vanity

Ilea Wright
Timpview High School 

 


 

 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary
Intimates Armoire

Catherine Schindel
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 


 

 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary
Brick House
Ashley Hilton
Appalachian State University


 

Country Pie Safe
Tyler Brunelle
David Douglas High School


 

 

 

 

 

Freedom Night
Olivia Hulett
Mustang High School


 

 

 

 

 

 

Regalo Ribbon Chest
Stephanie Radbill
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Chester
Dan Sanderson
Pittsburg State University




 Chair Category


 

 

First Place, High School

Lady Sunrise
Mary Van Dempsey
Cedar Ridge High School

 

 


 

 

First Place, Post Secondary

Barbie's Chocolate Chair & Ottoman
Greg Klassen
College of the Redwoods


 

 

 

Second Place, Post Secondary

Mendo Bench
Greg Klassen
College of the Redwoods


 

 

No Excess
Ben Johnson
Appalachian State University


 

 

 

R10
Glenwood Morris
North Carolina State University

 

 


 

 

The Lazy Birch
Evan McColly
North Salem High School

 

 


 

 

The Notchback
Eric Stevens
Auburn University

 

 


 Class Project Category


 

 

 

First Place, High School

Epic
Michael Rowan & Jesus Segovia
Dale Jackson Career Center

 

 


 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, High School

Suspended Armoire
Donald Dykstra & Class
Jenkins High School


 

 

 

Curious Cabinet
Steven Garrett, Seth Kramer & Andrew Raymond
Valley Oaks Charter High School


 

 

Fresh Wood, an industry-sponsored student woodworking competition, was held July 18-21, 2007 during the Association of Woodworking & Suppliers Fair (AWFS) in Las Vegas. The competition drew 210 entries in six categories. Fifty-eight students made the final cut and had the honor of displaying their work at AWFS. The work of the 58 finalists and the top winners can be viewed by clicking on the categories below.


 

 


Production/Contract Category


 

 

First Place, Post Secondary

Gravity
Charles Heydincer
Savannah College of Art & Design


 

 

 

 

Second Place, Post Secondary

Walnut Miter Table & Stools
Jessica Wood
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 


 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Aerri Dresser
Catherine Zachas
Georgia Institute of Technology


 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Nesting Cabinet
Samuel Provenza
Savannah College of Art & Design

 


 

 

 

 

The Monarch Chair
Jennifer Prince
Appalachian State University


 

 


Reproduction Category


 

 

 

 

First Place, Post Secondary
People's Choice Award
Best in Show Award

The Goose Philadelphia Secretary
Chris Hedges
University of Rio Grande (Ohio)


 

 

 

 

 

First Place, High School

Priceless Craftsman Chair & Ottoman
Rebecca Price
David Douglas High School


 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place, Post Secondary

Bombe Chest
John Kizer
Rockingham Community College


 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place, High School

Rocking Chair
Joseph Eastman
Sultana High School


 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, High School

Maloof Challenge
Zachary Stobel
David Douglas High School


 

 

 

 

Berlin Chair
John Alexa
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale


 

 

 

 

Chicken Coop Farm Table
Jacob Tompkins
Georgia Institute of Technology


 

 

 

Craftsman Coffee Table
Aaron Anderson
Jenkins High School


 

 

 

 

Mackintosh Fall Front Desk
Robert Wylie
Rockingham Community College


 

 

 

Taliesin 2 Floor Lamp
Jeremy Kendle & Scott Vasey
Lincoln East High School


 

 

 

Time Well Spent
Kevin Mulligan
Jenkins High School






Table Category


 

 

 

 

First Place, High School

Albatábla
Andrew Prioli
Cedar Ridge High School


 

 

 

First Place, Post Secondary

African Wrap
Cortney Schiappa
Miami University (Ohio)

 




 

 

 

 

Second Place, Post Secondary

Unraveling Oak Coffee Table
Nicholas Komor
Georgia Institute of Technology


 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, High School

Asymmetrical Elk Table
Kris Haff
Jenkins High School


 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, High School

Old School Mahogany Table
Mike West
David Douglas High School


 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Chameleon Table
Mike Webster
University of Kentucky


 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

grid.intersection.rhythm
Mitchell Kersting
University of Kentucky


 

 

 

 

 

Communal Dining Table
Marisa Topping
Georgia Institute of Technology

 


 

 

 

 

 

Eye Tricks
Nathan Burgess
Jenkins High School

 


 

 

 

 

The Harp
Brody Sanford
Princeton Day School





Open Category


 

 

 

First Place, High School

Dark Age Entry Door
Daniel Klus
North Canyon High School


 

 

 

 

First Place, Post Secondary

Genesis
Michael Poorman
Appalachian State University


 

 

 

 

Second Place, High School

Music Man
Joseph Eastwood
Sultana High School

 

 


 

 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Down the Drain
Phil Hull
Appalachian State University


 

 

 

Honorable Mention, High School

A Thousand Ways to be Bright
Cole Roberts
Mustang High School


 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Kobran
Douglas Stout
Brigham Young University


 

 

 

 

 

Bent Valet
Samuel Provenza
Savannah College of Art & Design


 

 

 

Divano
Joel Valente
Appalachian State University


 

 

 

 

 

Flat Steel Chair
Mark Davis
Brigham Young University


 

 

 

 

Veneered Box
John Lemeza
North Salem High School



 

Entry Requirements and Judging Criteria


Entrants
All students from accredited high school (secondary) or post secondary schools are eligible. Post secondary schools include colleges and universities, as well as trade, art and union apprenticeship schools. Student work must have been completed in the 2005-06 or the 2006-07 school year, and must not have been entered in any other national competition. All students, including those who have graduated, must have the support of their instructor and school where the work was completed. The contest is open to all students in North America. There is no entry fee. Those that make their living (or substantial income) from woodworking careers are not eligible.

Projects

Projects must be composed of at least 50% wood or wood composite, except for upholstered pieces and pieces entered the Open category, which may have a higher ratio of material. Glass components must be tempered and properly affixed when assembled (e.g., may not be “perched”, as a table top). Students are expected to have created their own plan of procedure. Students must disclose if they have used manufactured parts and if they have involved any other persons or companies in their process (such as for upholstery, turned pieces, etc.) Projects may be entered in only one category. A student may submit more than one project, but must complete a separate entry application for each project.

Categories
Chairs
- Includes chairs and other seating pieces, such as ottomans, benches and settees. Piece may be upholstered. Comfort, stability and aesthetics are primary.

Tables - Includes functional, decorative occasional tables and stands. Emphasis is on design integrity, craftsmanship, joinery and aesthetics.


Case Goods - Includes bed frames, shelving and storage systems, dressers, desks and cabinets. Choice of materials, construction methods and joinery will be considered.

Reproduction - Project is crafted following a known style or maker, such as Shaker, Mission, Sam Maloof, Naguchi, etc. May include some original detail, but overall is recognizably a copied style. Judges should be informed as to whether intent is 100% authenticity or if original details have been incorporated. Emphasis is on craftsmanship, attention to detail and accuracy of reproduction.

Production/Contract - Functional furnishings designed for mass production, including but not limited to office furniture, universal designs (accommodating a sub-set of the population, such as the elderly, children, physically challenged, etc.) or Ready-to-Assemble (consisting of component parts that are that are easily assembled by the consumer and compactable for easy shipping). Emphasis is on design functionality and appeal, production capability and marketability.

Class Project
- For classes that do not have the time, capacity or materials to submit individual student entries, one project is completed as a “class” project. Project must be functional and show good design and use of materials.
Classes submitting individual student entries are not eligible for this category. One school may submit individual entries from one class (e.g., an advanced course) and a class project from another class (e.g., an intro class).

Open - Anything Goes! Have fun with this one. No restrictions on style or materials. Pieces should have originality and be functional. This is the place for projects that don't easily fit other categories, such as lighting fixtures, clocks, musical instruments and other.



Awards -High school and post secondary school entries are judged separately and awards are given at both levels in each of the categories.

$1,000 - First Place
   $500 - Second Place 

$1,000 - Best of Show (winner receives the Sam Maloof trophy)       
$2,500 - School of Best of Show Winner

   $500 - People's Choice
   $250 - Honorable Mention (awarded at the judges' discretion) 

Judging - Judging is by an independent panel of industry professionals representing manufacturing, retail, education, design and trade press. All entries are reviewed by the judges prior to the AWFS® trade show to determine the group of finalists to be exhibited at the show. Judges reserve the right to reassign an entry to a different category, if they deem it appropriate. Preference for selection as finalists may be given to those who are anticipating a career in the wood and related industries. Instructors are asked to facilitate this parameter when encouraging entries.

Judging Criteria

  1. Design innovation and/or quality of presentation of a known style or variation. Includes execution, proportions and overall aesthetics.
  2. Use of materials, selection of joinery methods and consideration of processes involved such as veneering, bent laminations, upholstery, etc.
  3. Functionality and achievement of design intent, including issues of stability, comfort and where applicable, manufacturability and marketability.
  4. Craftsmanship encompassing the overall quality of construction, surfacing, joint execution and finish.


Fresh Wood 2007 Finalists and Winners

Case Goods

Don't Be Scared
Jake Grieve
David Douglas High School
Winner: First Place, High School

Ryú
Christian Lascano
Cerritos College
Winner: First Place, Post Secondary

Bookstack
Lance Palmer
Harper Creek High School
Winner: Second Place, High School

Oak Hall Tree
Edward Godbey
Rockingham Community College
Winner: Second Place, Post Secondary

Brick House
Ashley Hilton
Appalachian State University
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Intimates Armoire
Catherine Schindel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Indian Vanity
Ilea Wright
Timpview High School
Winner: Honorable Mention, High School

Star of David
Gabriel Matza
Cedar Ridge High School
Winner: Honorable Mention, High School

Freedom Night
Olivia Hulett
Mustang High School

Country Pie Safe
Tyler Brunelle
David Douglas High School

Regalo Ribbon Chest
Stephanie Radbill
Georgia Institute of Technology

Chester
Dan Sanderson
Pittsburg State University


Chairs

Lady Sunrise
Mary Van Dempsey
Cedar Ridge High School
Winner: First Place, High School

Barbie's Chocolate Chair & Ottoman
Greg Klassen
College of the Redwoods
Winner: First Place, Post Secondary

Mendo Bench
Greg Klassen
College of the Redwoods
Winner: Second Place, Post Secondary

The Notchback
Eric Stevens
Auburn University

The Lazy Birch
Evan McColly
North Salem High School

R10
Glenwood Morris
North Carolina State University

No Excess
Ben Johnson
Appalachian State University



Class Project

Epic
Michael Rowan & Jesus Segovia
Dale Jackson Career Center
Winner: First Place, High School

Suspended Armoire
Donald Dykstra & Class
Jenkins High School
Winner: Honorable Mention, High School

Curious Cabinet
Steven Garrett, Seth Kramer & Andrew Raymond
Valley Oaks Charter High School




Production/Contract

Gravity
Charles Heydincer
Savannah College of Art & Design
Winner: First Place, Post Secondary

Walnut Miter Table & Stools
Jessica Wood
Georgia Institute of Technology
Winner: Second Place, Post Secondary

Aerri Dresser
Catherine Zachas
Georgia Institute of Technology
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Nesting Cabinet
Samuel Provenza
Savannah College of Art & Design
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

The Monarch Chair
Jennifer Prince
Appalachian State University


Reproduction

The Goose Philadelphia Secretary
Chris Hedges
University of Rio Grande (Ohio)
Winner: First Place, Post Secondary
Winner: People's Choice
Winner: Best in Show

Priceless Craftsman Chair & Ottoman
Rebecca Price
David Douglas High School
Winner: First Place, High School

Bombe Chest
John Kizer
Rockingham Community College
Winner: Second Place, Post Secondary

Rocking Chair
Joseph Eastman
Sultana High School
Winner: Second Place, High School

Maloof Challenge
Zachary Stobel
David Douglas High School
Winner: Honorable Mention, High School

Craftsman Coffee Table
Aaron Anderson
Jenkins High School

Chicken Coop Farm Table
Jacob Tompkins
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mackintosh Fall Front Desk
Robert Wylie
Rockingham Community College

Berlin Chair
John Alexa
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Time Well Spent
Kevin Mulligan
Jenkins High School

Taliesin 2 Floor Lamp
Jeremy Kendle & Scott Vasey
Lincoln East High School



Tables

Albatábla
Andrew Prioli
Cedar Ridge High School
Winner: First Place, High School

African Wrap
Cortney Schiappa
Miami University (Ohio)
Winner: First Place, Post Secondary

Unraveling Oak Coffee Table
Nicholas Komor
Georgia Institute of Technology
Winner: Second Place, Post Secondary

grid.intersection.rhythm
Mitchell Kersting
University of Kentucky
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Chameleon Table
Mike Webster
University of Kentucky
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Asymmetrical Elk Table
Kris Haff
Jenkins High School
Winner: Honorable Mention, High School

Old School Mahogany Table
Mike West
David Douglas High School
Winner: Honorable Mention, High School

Eye Tricks
Nathan Burgess
Jenkins High School

Communal Dining Table
Marisa Topping
Georgia Institute of Technology

The Harp
Brody Sanford
Princeton Day School


Open
Dark Age Entry Door
Daniel Klus
North Canyon High School
Winner: First Place, High School

Genesis
Michael Poorman
Appalachian State University
Winner: First Place, Post Secondary

Music Man
Joseph Eastwood
Sultana High School
Winner: Second Place, High School

Kobran
Douglas Stout
Brigham Young University
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

Down the Drain
Phil Hull
Appalachian State University
Winner: Honorable Mention, Post Secondary

A Thousand Ways to be Bright
Cole Roberts
Mustang High School
Winner: Honorable Mention, High School

Flat Steel Chair
Mark Davis
Brigham Young University

Bent Valet
Samuel Provenza
Savannah College of Art & Design

Veneered Box
John Lemeza
North Salem High School

Divano
Joel Valente
Appalachian State University

 

 

 


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Case Goods
Chairs
Class Projects
Production/Contract
Reproduction
Tables
Open
Entry Requirement and Judging Criteria