Tables and desks can be traditional and ordinary . . . or they can be completely unique and original. Whatever style of table you make, share it in the Tables and Desks Contest brought to you in part by Woodcraft!

The winners of this contest will walk away with tools provided by Woodcraft including a router kit, miter saw, hammer drill, and orbital variable speed jigsaw. Show off your tables and desks and you could win some brand new tools for your next project. For extra help getting started, try our free Woodworking Class!  You can also get some tips on how to finish wood from our friends at The Family Handyman.

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The Tables and Desks Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

38 Prizes

First (5)

Five First Prize winners will receive:

Second (10)

Ten Second Prize winners will receive:

Third (20)

Twenty Third 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 Nov 7, 2016 and Jan 2, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Tables and Desks Contest 2016. 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.