Do you make amazing things out of wood?  It's time to show off your skills, because we've teamed up with Popular Mechanics to bring you a woodworking contest!

We love any sort of project that involves wood, so any type of woodworking is eligible.  Tools can be classic hand tools or power tools, and the projects can be tiny or the size of a house.  It's up to you! What truly matters is that you share your woodworking project with great photos and descriptions so others can learn from your experience! 

This is your chance to win some awesome prizes from Craftsman and Irwin to help you on your next woodworking project, or even get your work published in Popular Mechanics magazine!  The woodworking experts at Popular Mechanics will be judging this contest, so get your tools out and make something awesome. We can't wait to see what it is! Instructables published from August 23 - October 3 are eligible for entry Multiples entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize International entries are accepted Voting period: Oct. 4 - 6 Judging period: Oct. 7 - 11 

The Woodworking Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize (1 winner)


First Prize (1 winner)


Second Prize (2 winners)


Runner-Up (10 winners)


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 23, 2010 and Oct 3, 2010 (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.