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Get Published - Bookcase Challenge #6: And The Winners Are...

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LumberJocks raised the bar again with over 50 entries in our Bookcase Challenge. You proved that it’s possible to be very creative even with such a common project and you made the judging process extremely tough for the editors of the Popular Woodworking.

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Here’s the summary of the event as well as the announcement of the winner and runner-ups by Glen Huey, Senior Editor of PW:

“Congratulations everyone. The LumberJocks excelled at designing great looking, buildable bookcases and we were certainly impressed with the group as a whole. This became a difficult task for the Popular Woodworking editors. We individually studied the entries to arrive at our own favorites, then brought those to a group meeting hoping we might see a consensus winner. Instead, we had 11 bookcases to work with to try and determine a winning design. Each design had aspects that we both liked and disliked (editors can be particular when it comes to projects for articles, you know). Even the top entries have design or possible construction techniques we would like to see tweaked, but here goes the list.”

“At the top of our list, after much discussion, is Ryan’s Shoji Screen Inspired Bookcase. This is a very nice design and will be a great article in our magazine. We look forward to working with Ryan as his bookcase comes to life in the pages of PW. Congratulations on his upcoming or recent family addition, too.”

“Close behind Ryan’s bookcase was Daniel’s A&C Bookcase with Magazine Drawers. This piece was very close to the top and had strong support from each editor. In the end, we felt that Daniel’s bookcase displayed too strong of a mixture of many A&C designs. And, the magazine drawers, when fully loaded, would be extremely heavy to access.”

“Also a strong contender was Charlie’s Sliding Dovetails Bookcase. What slowed our enthusiasm for this design was the difficulty of sliding dovetails, but when discussed further and a few suggestions were made in how this might become an easier project with a simple adjustment in joinery, Charlie’s design gained momentum, but was just nosed out by Ryan’s design.”

And here are three random winners of the LJ shirt:

Congratulations!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka



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GaryK

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#1 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulations Ryan! Great job.

Also to Daniel and Charlie!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Al Navas

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#2 posted 2278 days ago

Terrific!

Congratulations to Ryan for a wonderful design!!! I might have to build one of the Shoji screen-inspired bookcases, too.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO, http://sandal-woodsblog.com

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 2278 days ago

wow Ryan thats a great bookcase. congratulations! Daniel and Charlie, you two had some great bookcases two. Its a shame that they couldn’t include more than one. I could never make a decision between the three. Great job to everyone and once again congratulations Ryan!

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulations Rayan Daniel & charlie.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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GMman

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#5 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulation to all winners nice job , wish I could do as good as you guys , maybe some day .

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blackdogwoodshop

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#6 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulations, Ryan!

Thanks to Martin and Popular Woodworking for hosting this contest!

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -- http://blackdogwoodshop.etsy.com

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#7 posted 2278 days ago

Congraulations to all the winners. Ryan great job your design outstanding.

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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Paul D

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#8 posted 2278 days ago

Congrats to all of you and Ryan I will definitely buy that issue of PW when it comes out. Great job!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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woodup

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#9 posted 2278 days ago

Way to go and represent Lumberjocks! Looking forward to see the issue!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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SteveKorz

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#10 posted 2278 days ago

Congrats to Ryan and ALL!!!! I look forward to seeing it published… (man, this is exciting stuff!!)

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Alan Young

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#11 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulations to Ryan

and also Daniel & Charlie.

Thanks to PW and Lumberjocks for holding the contest.

Alan

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Thuan

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#12 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulations to Ryan for the new addition and the win, 2008 is looking good for you!
A firm hand shake and a pat on the back to all the participants!

-- Thuan

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mrtrim

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#13 posted 2278 days ago

congrats to the winners as well as all who entered

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Bob Babcock

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#14 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulations all. Very nice designs and great sketchup work. I really liked Ryan’s design from the start since I’m partial to asian pieces. I can see myself building it or something very similar someday for my youngest daughter since she shares my taste. Great job Martin and PW…I’m going to have to start my subscription again.

I was mad at myself for not getting a design done for the contest but i know I wouldn’t have even come close. Very inspiring.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Scott Bryan

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#15 posted 2278 days ago

Congratulations Ryan, well done.

Charlie and Daniel you guys deserve a round of applause as well.

I am proud of each of you and every one who entered the contest is also a winner as well.

Thank to Martin and Popular Woodworking as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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