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Minwax adds ‘Do Good with Wood’ award

Finish supplier Minwax expanded its annual Community Craftsman Award program, which honors community improvements through woodworking.

The company’s new “Do Good with Wood” award will recognize community accomplishments with a cash grant and free supply of Minwax products.

“For the last 20 years, Minwax has encouraged their efforts with the Community Craftsman Award, which bestowed grants on projects as diverse as an afterschool wood finishing jobs training program and a guild program to design and build beds for handicapped children,” the company said in a statement.

“Now, ‘Do Good with Wood’ expands on that program by recognizing the very different ways in which people express themselves by working with wood. In fact, the new award program is open to virtually anyone who has been involved in a wood finishing project, through school woodshop classes, clubs, guilds, parent organizations, DIY groups, craft or hobby groups, or on their own.”

First prize is a cash grant of $5,000, plus a workshop with wood finishing expert Bruce Johnson and a supply of products valued at $1,000. Second prize is a $2,000 cash grant and a supply of Minwax products.

The company will also choose a monthly winner through the end of the year, drawn randomly from entry submissions. Winners will receive two gallons of Minwax Wood Finish and two gallons of Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane, in the color and sheen of their choice.

For entry information, visit

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