Welcome to Season 14 of The Builders Challenge!

About The Build!

This build is all about adding a lighting element to your design!  We’re not tying you down with a specific piece of furniture.  You can build a desk, media console, etc. and you’ll still qualify.  We also will allow a stand alone lighting design as long as there is a significant wooden element and the build is at least 24″ tall.  You can use standard lightbulbs, LED’s etc. but the reveal must show a working lighting element. 

If you coincidentally have a build that qualifies for the theme that you started or completed prior to October 1st, unfortunately, it will not qualify.  


Ready?  Set.  Build!  


  1. Have fun and engage with the community!  Follow along with @makerschallengecentral plus watch and use the hashtag #tbc14progress to share!
  2. Pick a category to enter based on your skill level (see below).  Each entry level has a different prize pack!  The bigger the stakes, the bigger the prizes!  Want to know which category to build under? Check out category participation requirements here!
  3. You must have at least one progress photo, video or reel posted in your Instagram feed over the course of the three weeks tagging @makerschallengecentral and using the tag #tbc14progress to qualify for a submission.  An Instagram story does not count as fulfilling progress (it disappears!) but we love seeing them!
  4. All entries must post to their Instagram feed a final image, video or reel tagging @makerschallengecentral and using the tag #tbc14final AND submit via the final submission form found here!
  5. Projects submitted after the 11:59pm PST deadline on October 29th, 2022 without the requirements above are automatically disqualified.
  6. Makers Challenge Central reserves the right to move a submission to a different category if they feel qualifications have not been met.  No actions will be taken without direct notice to the designer.