Shelving is key for those looking to either save space or maximize their storage. In the Shelving Contest, we want to see all the different variations of shelving you can come up with. Prizes are provided by Woodcraft, one of the oldest woodworking supply stores in the United States! The winnings are impressive and include heavy duty power tools such as the Laguna 14-12 bandsaw, Porter-Cable router, DeWalt 13” two-speed planer, and much more.

Instructables will be judged on thorough documentation, originality, and presentation. Any and all shelving projects are eligible -- we want to see everything from media centers to bookshelves, and there will be a special judges’ prize for the best garage or workshop shelving projects. Winning this contest would mean adding a powerful new tool to your workshop, and of course, internet fame. Good luck!

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The Shelving Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

23 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Workshop Shelving (1)

One Judges Prize for workshop shelving will receive:

First Prize (2)

Two First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (4)

Four Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen Runner Up prize winners will receive:
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 Aug 31, 2015 and Oct 26, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


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