I received an email from the San Diego County Fair the other day telling me that the HDTV stand was accepted into the Design in Wood competition. Wow is all I can say to that! The Design in Wood is sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association and this is the 33rd. annual show. It is held in conjunction with the San Diego County Fair. According to the literature, this is one of the largest woodworking events on the west coast so, needless to say; I feel honored to just have my work juried in.
There are many categories and prizes awarded at this show but just having my work juried into it by fellow woodworkers is enough for me. Not sure how many entries they receive for the show but there’s only so much floor space in the exhibit hall. It is possible to sell through this as well; something Diane hopes doesn’t happen but I’d be fine with it. I think I learned a lot from the mistakes made along the way and would be happy to build this project again.
Application to the show required the submission of three photographs. One of them is the photo at the top of this blog. To show the sliding door and drawer details, this photograph was submitted.
The final photo I choose was this one. In it I hoped to illustrate how the dovetail theme was carried on through-out the piece. The shelf and bottom stretcher are joined to the sides with dovetails as are the drawer dividers. The theme was continued with the pulls made of Birdseye Maple.
The fair and shows opening day is June 6th. and it closes on July 7th. I’ll need to deliver the piece to the fairgrounds on the 29th. of this month which makes for a good road trip; I enjoy driving. My ex brother-in-law will meet me there and help me unload the cabinet and then we’ll have lunch together before I head back to Las Vegas. I’m looking forward to having this cabinet exhibited and getting some time to catch up with Lee in San Diego. It’s a good five hour trip one way and will make for a nice weekend get away for Diane and I to go to the show opening.
The piece came out great and it will be fun getting feed back from others.
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Thanks, it will be interesting to see all the pieces in the show. Diane and I will enjoy the beach get away and break from the desert heat!
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Thanks Bob, looking forward to seeing what else is in the show and the weekend out of town.
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