Get Published - Bookcase Challenge

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Blog series by Martin Sojka updated 04-26-2008 01:37 AM 6 parts 24853 reads 160 comments total

Part 1: Coming Soon!

03-19-2008 01:13 AM by Martin Sojka | 42 comments »

We’re at it again – it’s Challenge time!! And we’re raising the bar again ;) I know – you are so excited and want to know the details. You will have to wait until next week to read all about it but I can give you a sneak peek into what is going to be happening! Remember our Thorsen Table and Virtual Dining Table Challenges from last year? Well, we partnered with Popular Woodworking magazine again to bring your the best challenge ever. This time it’...

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Part 2: Announcement

03-25-2008 06:25 PM by Martin Sojka | 46 comments »

Ever wondered how to become published? How to see your unique creation on the pages of your favorite woodworking magazine? Well, now is your chance to achieve just that! We’ve partnered with Popular Woodworking magazine again to present a new, exciting challenge for all members of (If you’re not a member, now is the time to join us!) This time it’s all about the bookcases. Everyone needs them. Are you ready to design a bookcase that catches the eyes of Popu...

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Part 3: Video Tutorial

03-30-2008 03:14 PM by Martin Sojka | 18 comments »

This is so exciting – New era at begins right now – the era of video tutorials. I just finished our first video tutorial screencast titled ”How to submit entry into the Bookcase Design Challenge”. It outlines all of the steps in posting the blog entry, embedding the pictures as well as the final project file and then submitting it properly to the Challenge. Any feedback is much appreciated since I want to replace our wordy help section with this kind...

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Part 4: Questions & Answers

04-02-2008 08:23 PM by Martin Sojka | 8 comments »

Here are the frequently asked questions answered by Glen Huey, Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking. Can we enter an original design that we’ve recently executed and already built?Yes, as long you’re willing to build the unit again or work with us as we build it to your winning plan. How detailed does initial design need to be? A set of plans, or just a rough sketch?This is, to a large extent, up to the you. We must to be able to determine from the drawings that the design is able...

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Part 5: Just 4 Days To Go

04-17-2008 05:20 PM by Martin Sojka | 6 comments »

Don’t forget that the entry deadline of our Bookcase Challenge is on Sunday.. so there are just 4 days to go. I suggest to read the rules carefully before posting your polished entry. Here they are again: HOW TO ENTER / OFFICIAL RULES The primary function of the entry is as a bookcase. You won’t gain points if the piece is a dining table with shelves located below the apron ;) Plus it must be able to be built in the real world – not just in the computer program. Desig...

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Part 6: And The Winners Are...

04-26-2008 01:37 AM by Martin Sojka | 40 comments »

LumberJocks raised the bar again with over 50 entries in our Bookcase Challenge. You proved that it’s possible to be very creative even with such a common project and you made the judging process extremely tough for the editors of the Popular Woodworking. Here’s the summary of the event as well as the announcement of the winner and runner-ups by Glen Huey, Senior Editor of PW: “Congratulations everyone. The LumberJocks excelled at designing great looking, buildable...

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