DeWALT has announced Stan Foster from Paxton, Ill., as the winner of the Top 17 Finish Carpenters competition. Foster received the most online votes for his project.
Foster built a dual stairway for his
Top 17 finish carpentry project. Each section of the stairway turns
90 degrees and has curved handrails that connect the two stairways as they
begin at the basement level and extend to the second level of the
building. His final project can be viewed at
More than 150 finish carpenters
nationwide entered the contest as a way to showcase their precision,
craftsmanship and woodworking skills. Participants submitted a plan to
build a project in one of three categories: mantles, built-in cabinets or
custom stairs. Entrants also had to submit three images of prior
work in their chosen category. A panel of DeWALT judges selected the Top 17 Finish
Carpenters, each of whom received a tool package of new DeWALT woodworking tools.
During the second phase of the contest, the final 17 used
the tool package to complete their projects and posted their progress
online. Visitors voted for their favorite project.
A 20-year veteran in the industry, Foster is the owner and
operator of Stan's Stair Shop in Paxton, where he specializes in custom curved
DEWALT Names Winner of Finish Carpenters Competition
December 23, 2008