Congratulations to Elena Siff of Santa Monica, California, the randomly selected winner of our three-book giveaway celebrating the newly released 500 Cabinets. The book showcases the craftsmanship and skill of today’s leading master and up-and-coming furniture makers. Juried by John Grew Sheridan, it brings together an outstanding collection of innovative cabinets and casework from buffets to jewelry chests. We paired it in our giveway with 500 Tables, juried by Andrew Glasgow, and 500 Chairs, juried by Craig Nutt.

Forty-eight people wrote about their favorite or most meaningful piece of furniture in their blog comments. Thank you to everyone who participated! Elena shared a beautiful story: “My favorite piece of furniture is a table my mother made with 100s of tiny objects she collected throughout her life. Each object meant something to her, and the assemblage of objects was covered with resin and then glass. She passed on years ago, but the table is full of her essence.”

When I notified Elena that she was selected as the giveaway winner, she added, “My mother’s assemblage table is a true treasure and the first thing we packed in the car when we had to evacuate in a wildfire. Luckily our house was spared!”


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