Win with Liberon

Following the success of both the 2022 and 2023 competitions, held in conjunction with wood care experts Liberon, we’re giving more readers the opportunity to show off their woodworking skills.

So, if you’ve recently completed a project build or restoration – or are in the process of doing so – this is your chance to share photos of the finished piece(s) along with a brief description detailing the making process involved.

It’s easy to enter, and the idea is to showcase a woodworking project you’re particularly proud of – which could be a new piece, a restoration project, or similar – and anything from an item of furniture to a turned bowl, for example. Regardless of whether you’ve created a piece from scratch or restored an old or antique item back to its former glory, we’d love to see what you’re capable of.

Showcase your skills

To enter the competition, entrants are required to share 1-3 photos of their chosen project as well as a brief description giving some details. Together with the Liberon team, we’ll judge the entries, select first, second and third place winners, and showcase these in an upcoming magazine feature, which will also appear online.

This is a fantastic way for readers to share their work, have it judged by Liberon experts, and be in with the chance of getting their hands on a fantastic prize bundle, including an array of specialist woodcare products.

Liberon’s woodcare range

Ahead of the competition launch, shown below is some information regarding various core items within Liberon’s top quality range. These are designed to help both professional and amateur woodworkers achieve a beautiful finish on a wide range of projects.

Wood dyes

Liberon’s Spirit Wood Dye is ideal for use on dense hardwoods, and to achieve a preferred shade, any of the eight colours in which it’s offered can be mixed together.

The Palette Wood Dye, available in a choice of 13 different shades, can also be combined in order to achieve an exact shade. This quick-drying, water-based option is suitable for both soft- and hardwoods.


Liberon’s Finishing Oil blends hard-wearing oils with resins, as well as offering protection, not only against water, but also heat and alcohol.

The Superior Danish Oil can be used to achieve a wonderful satin gloss sheen while also feeding, protecting and adding long life to both hard- and softwoods. It protects against sunlight and is also resistant to water, alcohol, heat and food acid.

The hard-wearing Pure Tung Oil provides a long-lasting matt finish and is ideal for those surfaces most often in contact with food.


Liberon’s Wax Polish Black Bison has a good content of Carnauba wax and, being highly lustrous, makes wood look simply beautiful. It provides good resistance to finger and water marks, and is ideal for small surfaces. It feeds, polishes and helps to prevent wood drying out.

For further information on Liberon and the company’s extensive range of woodcare products, see

2023 winners


1ST PLACE: George Davies’ beautifully crafted cedar-clad Tiger’s Treehouse, every inch of which is hand-crafted


2ND PLACE: Shaun Newman’s concert classical guitar, the back and sides of which make use of figured European maple


3RD PLACE: Frank Ashurst’s chessboard, made using various materials, also demonstrates a wide range of technical skills


Please note the deadline for this competition is 31 July 2024.


1. Email your entry to [email protected] with ‘Liberon competition’ as the subject title. Please ensure to provide the following information: 1) Your name; 2) Confirmation of email address; 3) Contact telephone number; 4) 1-3 photos of your woodworking project – in JPEG format and each 1-2MB in size; 5) A description of your project – maximum 100 words.

2. Entrants must be willing to have their project photos and details published and used on Liberon’s social media channels, as well as in The Woodworker magazine and accompanying website.

3. The first place winner must be willing to supply a photo of themselves with the Liberon prize bundle.

4. All entries must be received by midnight on 31 July 2024.

5. Multiple entries are permitted – i.e. each person can submit up to three different pieces, but each must be emailed separately.

6. The first place winner will receive a £200 Amazon voucher plus a Liberon product bundle worth over £120. Second and third place winners will each receive a Liberon product bundle as above. Prizes will be sent by Liberon directly; please note that no cash alternative is offered.

7. The competition is only open to mainland UK residents.

8. Judging will take place between 16 August and 13 September 2024, ahead of a feature showcasing the first, second and third place winners in the magazine, on our website, as well as on Liberon’s social media channels.