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The FRESH WOOD STUDENT COMPETITION highlights outstanding construction and design achievements by students from leading high school and post-secondary woodworking programs in North America — the best of woodworking’s next generation.

Woodcraft is proud to support Fresh Wood.

Why support it?

The Fresh Wood Student Competition was created by the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) in 1999 as a vehicle for students to showcase their skills and abilities in wood; to introduce them to the industry as future artists, designers and woodworkers; and to offer industry career opportunities to them. These students depend upon their dynamic instructors and school programs.

This is where you come in. They need your support. Industry organizations, such as Woodcraft, have joined together to promote this program and keep woodworking alive for the next generation of talented artisans. Many school woodworking programs are dying due to a lack of funding; however, programs are now able to survive due to the recognition received from competing in the Fresh Wood Student Competition.

How can I help?

Donate a $1.00 to fund and promote young, aspiring woodworkers. Woodcraft’s pledge to match every donation, up to $10,000, means every dollar you donate has the potential to double in value for the Fresh Wood program.

How does it work?

When you purchase an item on, you will have an option to choose if you would like to support Fresh Wood with a donation amount and then select the applicable amount. In 2012, the first year of this program, Woodcraft has pledged to match up to $10,000 in customer donations to Fresh Wood.

Find out more info:

So you can keep track of how we are doing, we’ll keep the total collected posted on To see the 2011 FW projects and winners for yourself, click here or you can see all the 2013 Fresh Wood Student Competition finalists at the 2013 AWFS® Fair. Projects will be prominently displayed at the show, and winners will be announced at an award ceremony on-site. Woodcraft will be on hand at the 2013 AWFS® Fair to present the check!


Candice Groenke talks about her Best of Show, Katana Bench -“It was just amazing fun to go through the process of shaping and carving and the exactitude to make something that looks simple and playful. The wood was a dream to work. The design kept me both excited and on my toes throughout.”
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