The three award-winning projects in the third-annual QUIKRETE One Bag Wonder contest combined function and flare to beat out arguably the most competitive field to date. Ed Trapper and Ron Norton took top honors with their Drink Caddy, which is based on the premise that cooled concrete will act similarly to an ice pack. Mark Dunne’s mixed-medium Live Edge Side Tables finished second and Jacob Snyder’s retro Singer Sewing Machine Sink finished third.
“Each year, the quality and creativity of the projects submitted into the QUIKRETE One Bag Wonder contest reach new heights, and this year is no different,” says Frank Owens, Vice President of Marketing for The QUIKRETE Companies. “The idea that concrete will not only make a great carrying case for beverages, but will actually keep them cool is an unbelievable concept brought to life in the Drink Caddy. The second place side tables and third place sewing machine sink are also wonderful examples of beautiful, one-of-a-kind concrete projects with a real purpose.”
QUIKRETE One Bag Wonder 3.0 contest was judged by the Home Projects Council, a think tank of home improvement experts, and employees of QUIKRETE, a manufacturer of packaged concrete. First place won $2,500, second place won $1,500 and third place won $500. All three winning projects will be celebrated by QUIKRETE at the Haven Conference, an annual conference for leading design and DIY bloggers, in Charleston, S.C. from July 12-14.