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Doug Stowe Box Giveaway

UPDATE:  

This giveaway is now closed.  I will collect all the entries from the comments below and Twitter, then use random.org to pick one winner and announce it on Friday.  Thanks for such an enthusiastic response!  Stay tuned for the next giveaway, which I plan to announce next week.

Welcome to DesignBlogList's first giveaway! The first item is a handmade box from master box-maker Doug Stowe. Doug wrote the book, literally, on box making (several books actually, available here). His boxes are exquisitely crafted out of domestic hardwoods. (See Doug's website for information on his commitment to using domestic hardwoods instead of exotic lumber). The drawing is for a box made from hickory with walnut accents and a contrasting lid made from persimmon.



Visit Doug's website at http://www.dougstowe.com/ and his Etsy store here to see more of his work. He writes a wonderful blog called Wisdom of the Hands, which I have added to my blogroll at Furnitude.

UPDATE: simpler rules. To enter, just leave a comment here or send a Twitter message using the TwitThis button on this page. Do either or both by Midnight Eastern Time, May 13. Each method counts as an entry, so enter as many times as you like. One winner will be picked at random. Thanks and good luck!

131 Comments:

Will Simpson said...

Thanks Mitch for hosting this contest. I've twittered this so as to enter.

I've recently had the idea that what with the downturn in the economy, it might be fun to have an craftsman to craftsman sale or exchange of smaller creations. As craftsmen, we sometimes are neglectful in supporting each other by making purchases. This could serve multiple purposes. Keep the creative juices flowing, allow us each to build a small collection of crafts-persons work that one could not normally afford, potentially create a secondary market.
Just an idea.

(Link works!)

tearen said...

Great idea using a giveaway to promote the Blog. I have added an update to my facebook page and hope it brings in more woodworkers.

I also second Will's comments.

(facebook page Dustin Ward)

Scott said...

Posted on Facebook.
This is a great gift, I have all of Doug's books, it would be great to have an actual box made by him!

Regis said...

I have "The Complete Illustrated Guide to Box Making" and it is simply the best book on box making out there.
It would be an honor to have one of his boxes.

Steven said...

I would love a box by Doug Stowe

Anonymous said...

looks beautifully crafted

jana said...

Oh, I love boxes, boxes old and new, the giveaway box is very clean and classic.

Starwind Evensong said...

My husband, a woodworker as well, loves boxes -- something he inherited from his father. We have one of Doug's books, and I would love for my husband to have this gorgeous box for his collection. Thanks for the opportunity!

Dan Lyke said...

I'll second what Starwind said about "thanks for the opportunity" and, despite the fact that it lowers my chances of winning [grin], publicize all the links here on my blog.

Nils said...

That is definitely a beautiful box. And I definitely respect Doug's stance on domestic wood. I'll continue to use imports for pens and accents, but I think you should use local wood as much as possible for larger pieces.

ebwolf said...

Nice box.

Matt said...

Excellent! Go contests~!

Scott said...

I've posted the link on my facebook. Looks like a nice gift for after Mothers Day!

Shawn Herlihy said...

That's a smart use of contrasting woods.

silverhartgirl said...

This box is beautful

always_317537 said...

I Like it! =)

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always_317537 said...

I tweeted from the tweet this page =)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/statuses/1755113202

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nfmgirl said...

What a beautiful box! Please count me in. My mother's friend is a woodworker, and I'm sure he could really appreciate the workmanship. Thanks so much!

gahome2mom said...

Lovely! I came here from Helping Mommies Win blog:
http://winningmommys.blogspot.com/

Happy Mother's Day

auntrene said...

The box looks terrific I would love it. Thanks for the chance.
have a great day!

valerie2350 said...

gorgeous box - :)

and I'm twittering :)
valerie2350

SarCraw said...

Very nice! Also tweeting.
sarahbcrawford(At)gmail(dot)com

judybrittle said...

Very Beautiful! I would love this!

ChrisBabayco said...

What a cool way to promote the blog! Thanks!

mom2boys said...

Very nice! Thanks for the giveaway! : )


hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

babalisme said...

I love the design and it's very well crafted!

Julie said...

The inlay box is gorgeous. I will be looking for his book as my husband loves woodworking.

Clare said...

that is a nice box!

Joey said...

I would love a box by Doug Stowe

Sherendipity said...

what a great place to store treasures!

js22 said...

wow, that box is lovely! What fine craftsmanship.

Thanks for the giveaway!

email in blogger profile.

mom2anutball said...

Beautiful box, I would love to be entered! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

throuthehaze said...

beautiful! i would love this!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Amber said...

Wow - this is a gorgeous box, I would love to win!
Thank you for the contest.

idahomom said...

Beautiful box. I have several boxes on top of the TV cabinet. I would love to add this one to the collection.

Shel said...

How gorgeous! You can't find craftsmanship like his just anywhere. I adore the Winter Woods box, too.

shel704 at aol dot com

Carolyn G said...

What a beautiful box. Thanks.

I also tweeted:
http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/1766225667

paula h said...

It's beautiful. I love the simple lines.

luckysunset said...

Doug's boxes are beautiful. It would be an honor to own one.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

beautiful work of art

Beth said...

Very very nice! I would love to have this. It is beautiful.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Leslie S. said...

My hubby saw this and commented on how nice it was.I would love to win it for him for father's day.Thanks!

Jayfr said...

This is a beautiful box, and I like his other boxes. These would be great for the Dad who has everything on Father's Day, someplace to store stuff! Wonder if he will be making humidors?

scottb40601 said...

Mitch, I think that this is a nice way to promote the blog by giving away the box. It is a gorgeous box and the contrasting keys add visual interest to the box.

Great idea.

chromiumman said...

so beautiful, would love to win this

K. Cleaver said...

I checked out his web site and I also liked the Winter Woods box. Very nice.

tutugirl said...

My husband loves building things out in his garage. This box is beautiful and I know would inspired my husband even more.

tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

ky2here said...

What a unique item - way to think outside the ......

ktanjatk said...

Beautiful box!
Thanks for the giveaway :)

abbygirl said...

Beautiful workmanship. Love the feel of smooth wood - like a sculpture.

The Dreamer said...

Beautiful! I also liked the Hickory and walnut jewelry box.

addeviant006 at gmail dot com

pal1 said...

What a lovely box. Thank you for offering it.

Meredith said...

What a great giveaway!
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Meredith said...

Tweet! https://twitter.com/meredycat/status/1771015439
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pestkaj said...

What a fantastic item- I think my father would just love it. Wish I could make something like that!

pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jeri Dansky said...

Lovely - I just included it in a blog post.

wendy said...

It looks like a really nice box to own.

madamerkf at aol dot com

toughturtles said...

nice hand crafted box thanks for the chance

sima said...

wow beautiful work!

jennem said...

Handcrafted is the best. Thanks so much for the chance.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

quiltingreader said...

Beautiful box.

kdkdkd said...

I always admire the skill or woodworkers, what a lovely box!

samarcy said...

what a beautiful box, very well made!!

kngmckellar said...

Beautiful box and very useful! Thanks for the entry!

Pam said...

I checked out his etsy store and think he has beautiful items!!

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

This box is beautiful. Lovely woodwork.

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Claudia said...

There is nothing so magical as the feel of finely worked wood.

jw1966 said...

Lovely!! I wish I had talent like this!!

Karla said...

I just love beauty like this. I hope craftsmen like him are around forever. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pam said...

I love the Hickory & Walnut Jewelry box!!

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

His "Wisdom Of the Hands" website is very interesting. Thanks.

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

macpiper said...

enter me for that saweet looking box!

barbara said...

What a beautiful box! I have JUST the place for it :-)

supermax said...

thanks for the chance

llinda29 said...

wonderful product

Alison said...

thank you! I love to hide clutter away in something beautiful :)

alison_luby at hotmail dot com

mmentor said...

sign me up

Rawson said...

What a great way to present your products. Keep it up.

darlanpaulsmamma said...

I really love the handmade items and this box is just beautiful

Kent said...

Love his writing, and the box is beautiful!

quelleheure4 said...

That is just a beautifully made box!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1779344003

BeBeCakes said...

Count me in, I love it!! s...@h...l.com

georgie c said...

That Hickory and walnut jewelry box is very nice, I like the 9 inch size. electricisland(at)gmail.com

SeahorseLady said...

I love to have hand crafted items such as this since I appreciate the beauty and work that was put into it. I also like his beautiful Hickory and walnut jewelry box.

georgie c said...

Tweet ... http://twitter.com/electricisland/status/1780573777

electricisland(at)gmail.com

Cynthia Friedlob said...

Lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

KristiLynn said...

Great work!!! Love to win one!
kristi2bsb@Yahoo.com

David Johnson said...

That is a beautiful box, thanks.

ochamenaloli said...

Yay,nice box!!!

singermagic1 said...

Wow - this is a gorgeous box, I would love to win, I would love to keep my earrings in it

juau4 said...

Beautiful expression in wood! I'm going to have to buy Doug's books and sign up for the blogs. I make Shaker boxes; these look like a fun challenge.


judy7885 at gmail dot com

MommaGambina said...

Really beautiful, and we have just the spot for it.

Thank you for the chance to win it, it would make a lovely gift for my husband.

:)

katco64 at aol dot com

MrMike said...

Very Nice!!! Count me into the contest.

Christina said...

Christina - my brother does some wood-turning and box-making (we've looked at boxes by artisan craftsmen at fairs and just this morning went to Rocklers, where I learned about woods like tiger wood, amboyna wood, purple heart wood, etc. - very fascinating!), so I can appreciate the difficulty and craftmanship and just ultra-careful work that went into making this amazing giveaway box!

ladcraig said...

My dad collects wooden boxes. I will tell him about Doug Stowe.

Greg Haugen said...

Doug Stowe is to boxes what Sam Maloof is to rocking chairs. He's not just a treasure to his home state but also to our country and the whole woodworking community.

Sign me up please!!

Molly said...

beautiful
would love to win this

Deborah said...

That's a lovely box - I especially like the detal of the dark wood inset. And it's exactly as I like my art - simple, elegant and functional. asthenight at gmail dot com

Sandra K321 said...

I love going to craft fairs and seeing all of the beautiful craftmanship that goes into some of these beautiful wooden items. This piece is no exception.

Keith and Heidi said...

I have a few of Dougs books too. I'd like to have one of his nicer boxes as a giveaway prize but this one will do. Send it to.....LOL

S.K. Rick said...

Love the wood choices.

purango said...

The box is beautiful. Thanks for the contest. garrettsambo@aol.com

etrnlone said...

Doug is a great craftsman... and this box is just an example of his beautiful well made work. kudos!

Miranda said...

what a neat box

kathy pease said...

Thanks for the GREAT giveaway
please count me in :)

Aaron said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway. I've been a fan of Furnitude for some time now, and it's been an inspiration as I follow my father's footsteps into the world of woodworking (pardon the excessive alliteration).

minishoes1 said...

Would love to win!Very nice ! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Martin said...

Now that's a beautiful box.

The ones I make look exactly like it... but different. ;)

liliesrnice said...

this would make a great gift for my little one so I hope I win.

souldolphindream said...

What a cute box. WHat wonderful treasures I could put in it from the beach

souldolphindream@aol.com

thanks so much

Schlauberger said...

How beautiful! Thanks for this great giveaway!

angie said...

Very nice! Beautiful craftsmanship~

Tina12312 said...

That is a gorgeous box. Thank you for the contest!

duquesnekid said...

I would love to win this box so I could gift it to my best friend.

Tig said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

Kelly F said...

This box is beautiful. Great giveaway!

wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

anteakhuntr said...

Mitch, tried once and not sure it went through. Really enjoy the design blog, and am gradually working my way through the links.
Thanks
Mike Gallagher

Rob said...

Would love a box! Slightly off topic but check out http://sketchupforwoodworkers.com for some Sketchup tutorials specifically for woodoworkers. Pet project of mine. :)

bev said...

That's a beautiful box.I would love it for all my "treasures". Thanks for having the contest!

startrek said...

Doug does wonderful work.
john ferris
guapo1317@live.com

sweetsue said...

I am a box collector-I love them! I would really love to add this cool box to my collection!
smchester at gmail dot com

tpobrienjr said...

I don't tweet, but will leave a comment. Doug's box is an inspiration, and it encourages me to build things with small pieces of wood.

Jinxy and Me said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

Helen said...

What beautiful work! I especially love the Hickory and walnut jewelry box.

Bakersdozen said...

I love wood products and would love to win. viodmich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna said...

Beautiful work! Please enter me :)

Donna said...

I would like it.
donna444444@yahoo.com

brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...These unique handcrafted pieces make great gifts.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

BlackShield said...

suh-weet

Doug Stowe said...

I want to congratulate the winner, and thank you all for participating. The response was far greater than I expected, and I thank you all for your kind remarks about my box and my work. It is extremely gratifying for a craftsman to receive such praise.

Mitch, great job.

Thanks,

Doug

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