The Furniture Contest is open to all projects furniture-related.

In order to make a great piece of furniture you need to apply both thoughtful design and master craftsmanship, so the finished item is useful and can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. This is no easy task! Now is your chance to get into your workshops, fire up your tools, and show us what you're capable of!

If the reward of being the best maker is not enough, you will be eligible to win a number of awesome prizes including a wood lathe!

The Furniture Contest 2018 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Milwaukee 6538-21 15 Amp Super Sawzall
  • An Instructables prize pack

Second (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • A Hitachi D10VH2 7 Amp Drill and Drive Bit Set,
  • An Instructables Halloween prize pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Winners will receive:
  • An Instructables prize pack
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Sep 4, 2018 and Oct 29, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Furniture Contest 2018. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.