Rubio Monocoat, in partnership with Festool USA and Shaper Tools, recently put on PhilanthroMake, an event combining craftsmanship, camaraderie, and charity at the Austin School of Furniture. Two teams of esteemed woodworkers put together a total of three builds to benefit Aynimundo and the Katz-Moses Woodworkers with Disabilities Fund. The teams were led by Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth Woodworking and Lucas Jablonski of Lighthouse Woodworks, who were participants in past Rubio Monocoat charity build-off events.
“PhilanthroMake is such an amazing experience. The community, the friends, the people at Rubio Monocoat, the people at Festool, the people at Shaper, it’s just like a family reunion,” said Jablonski. “Everyone is coming together for an awesome cause and that makes it so much better.”
Team Bourbon Moth crafted a contemporary console table with a stadium-shaped top, swooping curves, and smooth rounded-over edges. Team Lighthouse Woodworks produced a mid-century-inspired credenza implementing a variety of elements decided upon by each team member’s specialty or interest.
As an additional surprise third project, Cameron Fulton of Cam’s Cornershop and Evan Sklar of Evan’s Workshop were challenged to build a third project from the excess scrap wood used in the main team builds.
The giveaway is currently open on https://www.rubiomonocoatusa.com/pages/PhilanthroMake and will run through October 31, 2023, with a winner for each build being chosen November 1, 2023. For each entry received, Rubio Monocoat USA, Festool USA, and Katz-Moses Tools will donate one dollar each, up to $2,500, and Shaper Tools will donate one dollar up to $1,000.
To further support the charities, Brett Cope of Cascade Create donated complete build plans for each piece. The plans are available to purchase for $10 each and will also add an additional 25 entries for each set of plans purchased to the buyer’s giveaway entry tally. All proceeds from plans purchased will benefit the charities.