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Wood-Mizer honors annual contest winners

Now in its 15th year, Wood-Mizer’s Personal Best competition drew entries from around the world and left the judges with some difficult decisions.

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“The purpose of this contest is to showcase what Wood-Mizer sawyers are able to build with lumber from their own sawmills,” marketing manager Chase Warner says. “We had quite a few exterior projects and, as always, a good number of homes. The first-place winner in the homes category was a guy who took eight years to build his home up in Canada. We had quite a variety with smaller projects, too. There was one contestant who built a very nice kitchen island out of a single red oak log.

“The person who won the People’s Choice award had over 1,000 votes. The project was a family cabin in Edmonton, Ky., that a pastor built. He’s a sawyer and a woodworker on the side who built it as a place for family and friends to stay free of charge to get away from all the hustle and bustle.”

The contest featured more than 100 entries and 27 winners were selected in eight categories.

A full list of winners and their projects can be viewed online at

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue.

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