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The only people who love a great wooden design more than our customers is our buying team. So they're on the hunt for the next best-selling wooden item. Whether it's home decor, a game, art, or barware, as long as it's made of wood, it's eligible in our 2014 Woodworking Design Challenge.

DEADLINE: February 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET

GRAND PRIZE: $500 + an UncommonGoods vendor contract

RUNNERS UP: All runners-up will receive a critique of their work from the guest judges, UncommonGoods' marketing team will provide tips for marketing and growing their businesses, and may still be considered for entrance into our collection.

What can I submit?
We want to see your designs that feature wood as a main material. We are looking for goods that fall into all categories - home decor, wall art, tech accessories, jewelry, games, etc. The sky is the limit but only finished products, please.

What does it take to be an "uncommon" artist?
Your design and your personal story should be anything but ordinary. Your design should be expressive, unique and tell a story. Be sure to share your design process and background on the submission form.

Got a Question?
Browse through the rules or send an email to wood-contest@uncommongoods.com. Please fill out your contact info completely before you upload your images. Remeber to double-check the email address entered to ensure that it's valid.


Chris G

Chris Gardner is an artist, writer, and sawdust maker who's passionate about empowering people to make the things they use every day. He's the editor-in-chief of Curbly.com, a DIY design community for people who love where they live. He's also the founder of ManMadeDIY.com, a craft, design, and lifestyle blog for creative guys.

Dave M

Dave Marcoullier is an artist and craftsman working in San Francisco. He began his career in landscape design and arboriculture, where his love for trees evolved into a love for wood. His main work is comprised of CNC-routed solid hardwood wall hangings and cheeseboards, though he also creates furniture and interior design pieces.

Erin F

Alexis is the Associate Buyer for Home Decor at UncommonGoods. When she's not searching for awesome new home items for UG, she's headed to far-flung flea markets looking for her next furniture makeover project, or a new piece of stoneware to add to her ever-expanding collection.

Thanks for your interest in our design challenge! Unfortunately the deadline for this call for entries has passed. See what other challenges we have in store for you on our 2014 Design Challenge calendar.

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