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Offline Chris Wong

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The Wall Shelf Build-Off: January 28-29
« on: January 10, 2017, 10:55 AM »
Everybody is Invited to Participate!

The purpose of the Wall Shelf Build-Off (#WSBO) is to encourage woodworkers from around the world to simultaneously build a project in their own workshops and share the process online January 28 and 29, just like the Shop Stool Build-Off that I hosted four years ago. I expect to see many returning participants and lots of new faces.

#WSBO Rules are Simple:

Build a wall-mounted shelf during the weekend of January 28 - 29.
Share the process online via social media (#WSBO), blog, and/or forum.
To be eligible for prizes, pre-register, then submit your entry by Tuesday January 31 (see below). I have reached out to many organizations, including Festool, to sponsor prizes.

Start Thinking About a Shelf Design

You can work from plans or you can design on the fly. You can use wood, metal or even some other material. One great thing about a wall shelf is that the design possibilities are endless. Check out my Pinterest collection of wall shelf ideas if you need some inspiration.

Two Days to Build your Wall Shelf

I hope to finish my shelf in one day, but the build-off will carry on through Sunday for those who require more time.

After the shelves are complete, I would like to share everybody’s work on my blog.

We had a lot of fun and had a lot of participation four years ago with the Shop Stool Build-Off, and I’m really excited about this year's Wall Shelf Build-Off!

Submitting Your #WSBO Entry

To be eligible to win a prize, send an e-mail to by end of day Tuesday, January 31 containing:
  • one or two photos of your completed wall shelf (please label the files using your name – mine will be
  • titled ChrisWong1.jpg and ChrisWong2.jpg);
  • overall dimensions of your shelf;
  • a list of the materials used; and
  • a link to where you shared your build.
You can also include:
  • a sentence or two about your greatest challenge during the build;
  • up to 300 words about the shelf, your inspiration, construction techniques etc; and
  • a suggestion for the next Build-Off.

Pre-Register on my website

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