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copper cat drawer pulls

Custom pulls in the shape of cat’s heads? Shameless pandering to several of the judges!

The entry period for the 2016 PWM Excellence Awards has closed – it’s time to cast your ballots for the Readers’ Choice awards in each of the five categories (Boxes & Smalls; Seating; Tables; Casework, Cabinets & Bookshelves; Miscellaneous). Voting runs through 11:59 p.m., June 24.

The Readers’ Choice winners in each category (the project with the highest number of votes in each) will be featured in the November 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and the Readers’ Choice winner with the highest vote total overall will get a $100 gift certificate to

You can vote once per day in each category.

And now that I’ve looked at each of the 222 entries, I know we’ll have a difficult time selecting the $1,000 grand-prize winner – there’s some truly excellent work on display. Check it out now, and cast your votes! Note: Hover over a picture and a larger view of it will pop up for a better view.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

leopard intarsia

How I feel after lunch.

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