Woodworking is a skill that both goes back thousands of years, but is also constantly advancing with technology. This contest is a chance to show off all of your woodworking skills be it traditional, CNC-enhanced, or a combination of both!

The woodworking Instructables that demonstrate clarity, ingenuity, creativity, and quality of presentation, and woodworking skill will have the chance to win a slew of awesome prizes including a Macbook Air laptop.

We have been running woodworking contests for a while now and are mindful that wood comes from trees, trees come from forests, and forests are important to preserve for future generations. Thus, we will also be giving away a special Judges Prize for the most sustainable use of wood.

The Woodworking Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Judges Prize (1)

One Sustainability Judges Prize winners will receive:
  • A $250 Amazon gift card
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A Macbook Air
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:
  • A $500 Amazon gift card
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Second (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:
  • A $100 Amazon gift card
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen Runner Up winners will receive:
  • An Instructables Prize Pack

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 May 1, 2018 and Jun 25, 2018 (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.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


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 announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.