Behind the Scenes: Episode 6 of Ellen's Design Challenge

It's the moment of truth: Who will go home with the competition's $100,000 prize? See Tim and Katie's final designs, plus see Ellen's pick for the season one victor.
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The Final Two

It's down to two designers! Ellen surprised Katie and Tim as they wait to learn their final challenge.

Tim's Journey: Episode 1

Tim's first piece was a campaign-style desk with a removable drawer and attached metal stool.  

Tim's Journey: Episode 2

In the second challenge, Tim and carpenter Chip created a standing bar with a handmade butcher block work surface.

Tim's Journey: Episode 3

Episode three of Ellen's Design Challenge was all about dining tables. Tim created this steel and wood dining table with a live edge, made to pair with a simple, white Panton chair.

Tim's Journey: Episode 4

Tim's fourth piece was a modern sofa constructed with black leather and powder-coated steel.

Tim's Journey: Episode 5

This room divider and bookshelf was made from an industrial fan and repurposed wood found at a local Los Angeles salvage yard.

Katie's Journey: Episode 1

In the first episode, the designers were challenged to turn the materials in a custom shipping crate into a signature piece. Katie created this sideboard with fanciful, water-inspired cut acrylic and a bright blue hue.

Katie's Journey: Episode 2

Katie's second piece was a wardrobe with custom-cut acrylic inspired by the Memphis pattern on a woman's shirt.

Katie's Journey: Episode 3

Moo! Katie's effort in the dining table challenge was a black-and-white plaster table, which is reminiscent of a Holstein cow.

Katie's Journey: Episode 4

Katie's fourth piece was a versatile couch with movable cushions, a bold circular pattern and a marbled fabric accent.

Katie's Journey: Episode 5

After a trip to the salvage yard, Katie and carpenter Karl created this recycled acrylic desk. The acrylic chair features a seat woven from repurposed wire.

The Final Challenge

For this challenge, Katie and Tim were allowed to build anything that they wanted, provided it would wow the judges and Ellen DeGeneres.

Tim and Chip at Work

Tim's concept: Build a desk inspired by a slightly-askew stack of wood.

Chip on the Set

Carpenter Chip Wade took a quick break from prepping for the sixth challenge to pose for a photo in the workshop.

Tim's Final Design in Progress

Tim's Final Design in Progress

Tim's Final Design in Progress

Tim's Final Design in Progress

Tim's Final Design in Progress

Tim's Finished Design

Designer Tim McClellan's final piece was a cleverly-executed sideboard of wood and steel with several areas for storage. Hidden drawers create a sleek look.

Tim's Finished Design

Tim's Finished Design

Tim's Finished Design

Tim's Finished Design

Tim's Finished Design

Katie and Karl's Final Design

After almost a whole day of contemplation, Katie decided on a convertible table ideal for small space living.

Katie at Work

Karl at Work

Katie's Finished Design

For her final piece, designer Katie Stout created a versatile desk made of two types of wood, acrylic and PVC pipe.

Convertible Table

Katie's versatile creation features detachable stools and a pull-out acrylic counter.

Ellen Surveys the Designs

Ellen takes a private look at the final two designs with carpenters Chip and Karl before making her ultimate decision.

The Final Evaluation

Ellen DeGeneres arrived at the final evaluation to announce the winner of the $100,000.

Carpenters in the Crowd

Carpenters Chip and Karl applaud as Ellen takes the stage.

Tim or Katie?

The Initial Decision

Ellen DeGeneres, here with Tim and Chip, announced first that Tim was the winner of the competition. However, after she learned that his design was similar to another desk design, she reconsidered her decision.

Congratulation, Katie!

Designer Katie Stout, as seen here with Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres and carpenter Karl Champley, was crowned the ultimate winner of the furniture competition. Congratulations, Katie!