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Another first for Uneeda

Cherry and ash bar by Daniel Cavasin

Cherry and ash bar by Daniel Cavasin

Tool cabinet by John Wilson

Tool cabinet by John Wilson

Uneeda, a manufacturer of coated abrasives, held its first online woodworking competition in September and received approximately 200 entries.

Award-winning pieces in Uneeda’s 2020 woodworking competition included a Sam Maloof-inspired rocker by Michael Zelman

Award-winning pieces in Uneeda’s 2020 woodworking competition included a Sam Maloof-inspired rocker by Michael Zelman

“The response was good,” says Undee’s marketing manager, Alain Boppart. “We were hoping to get more but it’s the first one, and most of our customers are industrial. We’re starting to focus more on the end users. This was just to test the waters but we’re hoping to make this into a major woodworking competition in the future.

“I realized there wasn’t anything like [this] for woodworkers who are artists too and wanted to do something to give them exposure.”

The competition was free and open to anyone in the U.S. and Canada over the age of 16. The projects could be of anything, as long as they were 75 percent wood. Prizes included products and gift certificates.

To view all of the winning projects, visit

This article was originally published in the February 2021 issue.

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