There were so many amazing entries in the Furniture Challenge that we’ve decided to launch a Woodworking Challenge with even more possibilities for entry and even more prizes to win!

Enter any Step by Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that involves wood and you could be eligible to win a Bosch Table Saw, Milwaulkee 18V Lithium Ion Drill and Driver Kit, Bosch Router Kit, Leatherman Wave, and more! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to make something out of wood this weekend, this is it since anything made with, or involving wood is eligible. 

Don’t have a project idea but have a lot of woodworking knowledge that you’d like to share with the world? No problem! A special judges prize will be awarded to the author of the best Instructable that explains any woodworking skill clearly. Simply use your own photos in the Instructable, give it a clear title that people will easily be able to find like “Cutting Perfect Miter Joints” and enter it in the contest.

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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, Netherlands, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, June 4, 2012.

The Woodworking Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

10 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Bosch Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Stand.  Winner will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3)

FIRST PRIZE (3 Winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive a Milwaukee 18-Volt Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit.  Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

Runner Up Prize (5)


Five Runner Up winners will receive a Leatherman New Wave Multi-Tool.  Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack

Judges Skills Prize


One Judges Skills Prize winner will receive a Bosch 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit. Winner will also receive an Instructables 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 Apr 2, 2012 and Jun 4, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


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