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Meet the Fresh Wood judges

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) has announced the judging panel for its 2023 Fresh Wood student competition.

The Fresh Wood Judges panel is made up of distinguished woodworking professionals from different sectors of the industry:

Ethan Abramson has been producing award-winning furniture since founding his company in 2008 – with pieces that can be found in homes, as well as varied stores and museums across the country. His work has been showcased in numerous industry leading magazines, newspapers, and TV shows.

Brian Boggs furniture designs have earned international acclaim. His furniture adorns the homes of other professional woodworkers, and artists of other disciplines. Brian’s award-winning Lie-Nielsen “Boggs Spokeshaves” are enjoyed by furniture makers around the world, and his articles and instructional videos continue to help woodworkers.

Lois Snyder is CEO of Periwinklers, an architectural millwork company in Tarpon Springs, Fla., specializing in restaurants. As a craftsperson and small business owner, Lois works closely with designers and architects to help them achieve their intentions. She is hands-on with a broad set of skills including design, CAD, CNC programming, production, finishing, and installations.

Thomas Tuck has spent his career in the manufacturing and CNC router industry. Since 2015, Thomas has been a member of the C.R. Onsrud team, specializing in furniture and marine. With a B.S. in Furniture Design and Manufacturing, and B.S. in Business Management from Appalachian State University, Thomas is a great asset for manufacturers in all industries.

With a bachelor’s degree in Furniture Design and journeyman’s status in the Carpenter’s Union, Jamie Ann Yocono has been designing and building furniture for four decades. Her work spreads throughout the globe, and she’s taught for numerous organizations. In 2009, Jamie founded and ran Wood It Is!, a community-based shop and woodworking school in Las Vegas.