Get out your wood tools; it's time to make some sawdust!

All projects that include the use of wood are eligible to enter, and prizes include a MacBook Pro, Bosch Router Kits, and more.

There is a special judges' prize for the best project that uses primarily traditional, non-powered hand tools.

Showcase your skills and win!

Prize Update: Due to the spread of COVID-19, all physical contest prizes (including prize packs) will be replaced with equivalent-value digital gift cards. Prize values are noted in the official rules. For more information, please see COVID-19 Adjustments to Instructables Contest Prizes.

The Woodworking Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • 13" MacBook Pro 
  • Instructables T-Shirt Prize Pack

Judges' Prize (1)

One Judges' Prize Winner will receive:
  • $300 Amazon Gift Card
  • Instructables t-shirt Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize Winners will receive:
  • Bosch Wood Router Kit 
  • Instructables T-Shirt Prize Pack

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize Winners will receive:
  • GRR-RIPPER Advanced 3D Pushblock 
  • Instructables T-Shirt Prize Pack

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Winners will receive:
  • Instructables T-Shirt 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 Mar 2, 2020 and Apr 27, 2020 (11:59pm PT).


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