The Best Use of British Timber

At the Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design in Cheltenham, British Woodworking awards a prize of £500 for the Best Use of British Timber. The aim is to promote British wood, particularly local timber suppliers, and the use of wood that might otherwise be burnt or wasted.

The judges score the pieces for design, craftsmanship, species selection, appropriate use of wood and the provenance of the timber, with equal marks available for each criterion. This puts the emphasis on the timber, rather than craftsmanship and design. Those makers who supply evidence to prove the source of their materials have a significant advantage, as do those who use local wood and especially timber that might otherwise not have been utilised.

Results of the award, and details about the entries, are published in British Woodworking magazine.