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To celebrate their 60th anniversary, Felder are running a fantastic competition in conjunction with Good Woodworking The Woodworker and magazines to find three of the best furniture makers across the UK – there’s also some fantastic prizes up for grabs. 

Over the coming months, we will be running this fantastic competition in conjunction with Felder Group UK to discover who can make the best piece of furniture. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 regardless of skill level.

The piece you enter can be any size, from a small bedside cabinet up to a large wardrobe – the choice is yours! Simply decide on the piece you’d like to make, document the process, then submit it by following the entry details below.

There is a great range of prizes up for grabs, divided into first, second and third places:-

FIRST PRIZE: A3-26 WITH SILENT-POWER SPIRAL CUTTERBLOCK – WORTH OVER £3,000

Hammer A3-26 planer/thicknesser fitted with Felder’s Silent-Power spiral cutterblock

The prize for the overall winner will be a Hammer A3-26 planer/thicknesser fitted with Felder’s Silent-Power spiral cutterblock, which combine to achieve striking surface planing and thicknessing results. The spiral cutterblock reduces noise by more than half and ensures tear-free results while planing – a great combination for any workshop. This excellent prize includes delivery and commissioning and is worth over £3,000.

SECOND PRIZE: FAT 300 & FELDER WORKTOP SURFACE MULTIPLEX – WORTH OVER £1,200

FAT 300 & FELDER WORKTOP SURFACE MULTIPLEX


Second prize is the Fat 300 and Felder Worktop surface Multiplex – a machinery equipment vehicle that offers storage assistance, stacking cart or additional workspace. The Felder level lifting table is versatile and offers maximum stability and simple mobility at all times. With the solid frame moving on robust wheels, the easy-to-use foot pump hydraulics and the extremely durable working surface ensures that stability, manoeuvrability
and a comfortable working height are always guaranteed.

THIRD PRIZE: £100 TOOLING CREDITWin 1 of 3 Great Prizes

The third prize is £100 tooling credit, which can be spent on a wide range of tools and equipment across the Felder Group UK range.

ENTRY DETAILS

To enter the competition, you must email a selection of step-by-step and process photos of your hand-made piece of furniture, which documents
its build from start to finish (no more than eight photos, please), along with
a short description of the piece and the processes used to make it (no more than 500 words, please).

EXPERT JUDGES

John Lloyd Peter Sefton
John Lloyd Peter Sefton

Felder Group UK will select five finalists from all those who enter, each of whom will be invited to bring their piece to the Milton Keynes showroom to be judged by an expert panel, consisting of master craftsman and furniture maker, Peter Sefton; award-winning furniture and cabinetmaking expert, John Lloyd; Felder Group UK director, Matthew Applegarth; and Good Woodworking editor, Tegan Foley.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Due to email server size limitations, please ensure to send low resolution photos. For ease of judging, attach all photos and text to one email rather than sending multiple emails, which could potentially get lost
  • Please outline your name, address, age and the piece of furniture you’ve entered at the start of the email (preferably in the subject heading)
  • Please note that finalists must cover the costs of transport to the judging ceremony as well as any costs involved in transporting their piece of furniture
  • Entry is open to UK residents with a permanent UK address
  • The closing date for entries is 17 February 2017. Pieces will be judged on Friday 17 March 2017, so please ensure you are free on that date in case your entry is chosen as one of the final five
  • All entries should be emailed to tegan.foley@mytimemedia.com and should be sent no later than 17 February 2017 – postal entries will not be accepted
  • Only one entry per person; multiple entries will be discarded. Employees of MyTimeMedia Ltd and Felder Group UK are not eligible to enter this competition
  • To view our competition terms and conditions in full, please visit www.getwoodworking.com/competitions