This competition and exhibit is done in collaboration with the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association. Woodworkers from all over the world compete for honors in the largest show of its kind anywhere (according to Fine Woodworking magazine). Exquisite furniture, musical instruments, carvings, clocks, children's toys and more — many museum quality — are included. Many pieces are for sale directly from the crafter.
Hours: Fair opening to 10:00PM. The exhibit stays open until 11:00PM Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight on July 4. Location: North end, Mission Tower
Visit the 18th-century Children's Chair Shop. Volunteer woodworkers build children's chairs using traditional tools and donate them to various children's charities. They have made more than 1,400 chairs since 1987.
Watch demonstrations by violin makers, woodcarvers, woodturners, and other masters of the woodworking craft.
Get behind-the-scenes information on a daily docent tour. Check the Fair program for times.
Vote for your favorite piece and see last year's "People's Choice Award" winner.
Design In Wood
competition is now closed
Deadline for online entry registration is May 2, 2014. All entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM (PST) or postmarked by May 2.
AWARDS CEREMONY: Saturday, June 7, 7:00-9:00PM.
ENTRY PICKUP: Monday, July 7, noon-8:00PM.