Waste not, want not! While it is fun to buy supplies, there is a special feeling that comes along with taking old materials and transforming them into something new. For the Reclaimed Contest, reclaim materials that were used to make one thing and use them to create a whole new project!

Tear out all the wood, plastic, metal, fabric and more from your old and failed projects. It’s time to see what new creation emerges from these reclaimed materials for a chance to win a selection of tools from Woodcraft including a Band Saw with Open Stand, Disc Sander, or Wolverine Sharpening Kit!

The Reclaimed Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

First (3)

30" F- Style Clamp
1" x 42" Belt x 8" Disc Sander
Wolverine Sharpening Kit
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second (5)

Colt PR20EVSK, 1 HP VS Palm Grip Router
Porter-Cable 382 5" Random Orbital Sander
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Third (10)

30" F- Style Clamp
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
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 Oct 2, 2017 and Nov 27, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Reclaimed Contest 2017. 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.