Woodworkers from the local area recently attended Wightman Specialty Woods' 15th annual open house and woodworking contest in Portlandville. The contest featured furniture, crafts, instruments and artwork.

Chuck Jones earned the first place honors in the furniture category with an elegantly designed Queen Anne-style dining chair with upholstered seat.

In the crafts category, Ralph Morley's relief carving of two bucks locking horns won the top price. James Verrelli's American Indian-style flute took first place in the miscellaneous category. The People's Choice award went to Anthony Tubiolo's intricately detailed World War II Jeep and trailer.

The complete list of winners in each category is as follows:


First place: Chuck Jones, chair.

Second place: Ralph Brightman, blanket chest.

Third place: Brian Day, Adirondack/rustic end table.

Honorable mention: Richard Carr, accent table.


First place: Ralph Morley, relief carving.

Second place: Anthony Tubiolo, World War II Jeep and trailer.

Third place: George Wetmore, boxes.

Honorable mention: George Eggler, airplane.


First place: James Verrelli, American Indian-style flute.

Second place: Dave Rockwell, walking sticks.

Third place: Thaddeus Merriman, bowl.

Honorable mention: Charles Anderson, turkey call.

People's choice

Anthony Tubiolo, World War II Jeep and trailer.

Photos of all projects can be viewed at www.wightmanspecialtywoods.com.

Wightman Specialty Woods is a mill and lumber retailer in central Otsego County. Three generations of family have shepherded the business over the decades with a focus on environmentally responsible milling practices and high quality products.

For more information, call 286-9201 or e-mail sales@wightmanspecialtywoods.com.

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