Rubio Monocoat USA, in partnership with Festool USA, sponsored the 2023 All-Women’s Build-Off hosted at the Florida School of Woodwork in Tampa, Florida. Two all-female teams of woodworkers went head-to-head to build two pieces of furniture being raffled off to support women in woodworking.
In this two-day event, the teams of woodworkers were led by Alma Villalobos of Pink Soul Studios and Amanda Russell of Sawdust Woman. Each team consisted of seven total team members from across the U.S.
Team Villalobos crafted an exquisite white oak bar cabinet. It featured a clean, modern design with mosaic cabinet door fronts. A contemporary bar cart made from walnut wood was expertly executed by Team Russell. It also features brass detailing on the cart’s handle, lower storage shelf, as well as on the castors.
The pieces are being raffled off to benefit the Florida School of Woodwork’s non-profit, Friends of the Florida School of Woodwork. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards scholarships for women wanting to learn and develop in the woodworking trade. Raffle tickets can be purchased through this link until December 31, 2023.