It’s hard to beat the versatility, heritage and beauty of wood.  It can be cut and shaped in so many ways - and with a bit of the right stain, the results can look amazing.

So in honor of the mighty stuff, we’re proud to announce the Cabot Woodcare Contest.

From now until October 1st, Instructables and Cabot Woodcare are giving you the chance to win one of two brand new Genesis Grills.  Here’s how it works:

Just submit a new Instructable that covers the creation of a new item with wood or how to take care of an existing wooden item. The only extra requirement is that you use stain (incl. clear finish) on the wood. What really matters is the project and the care you put into it.

Since wood projects can be different for indoors and outdoors, we have a category for each! Each category has its own set of prizes, which means we're giving away two awesome Genesis grills! That's double the chances to win a new grill for that summertime backyard dinner party you've been dying to throw, or just grilling out with a few friends on the deck. Don't worry about entering a category in the contest, we'll take care of that for you.

So get going and make something great. We can’t wait to see what it is – and pretty soon, you may be making something great on a new Genesis Grill!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, October 1, 2012.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

The Cabot Woodcare Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

14 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner for each category)

The top entries for both the indoor and outdoor categories will each win a Weber Genesis E-330 Liquid Propane Gas Grill.

First Prize (3 winners for each category)

Three winners in both the indoor and outdoor categories will win a Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.

Second Prize (3 winners for each category)

Three winners each of the outdoor and indoor categories will win a Kindle Fire.
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 13, 2012 and Oct 1, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


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