UncommonGoods – Woodworking Design Challenge

January 21, 2014

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I’m a little hesitant to post anything about UncommonGoods’ Woodworking Design Challenge until I have an opportunity to submit an item or two myself. But who am I to stand in anyone’s way of possibly winning the Grand Prize of $500 + an UncommonGoods vendor contract?

You have until 11:59pm ET February 7, 2014 to get yourself entered. It’s really easy as the folks at UncommonGoods are looking for “…designs that feature wood as a main material. We are looking for goods that fall into all categories – home decor, wall art, tech accessories, jewelry, games, etc. The sky is the limit but only finished products, please.”

You can find the entry form along with all the rules at the Woodworking Design Challenge page on their website at www.uncommongoods.com/designs/wood-contest.

Who or what exactly is UncommonGoods? If you visit their website at www.uncommongoods.com you’ll see their mission statement is as follows:

“UncommonGoods (www.uncommongoods.com) is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. At UncommonGoods, we believe that creativity and the expression of individuality represent two great human treasures. We have set out to create a business that makes uncommon goods accessible to everyone.”

Included with the items for sale is not only a description of the item itself, but stories of the artists and designers who make them. Plus, through their “Better to Give Program” UncommonGoods donates a portion of each order to your choice of non-profit organizations: American Forests, Women for Women International, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

So even if you don’t enter the contest, making a purchase of one of the many unique items through out the website helps to make a difference not only in the maker’s life but for someone or somewhere else who needs a little help too.

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