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Handmade: Good With Wood

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Format and Finished Programme
Season 1: 6 x 60' | Season 2: 8 x 60' | Season 3: 8 x 60'
Channel 4, UK
Plimsoll Productions
2021 - 2023
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A primetime commission for Channel 4 that sees contestants create incredible feats of imagination, all made from wood.

In this exciting primetime series for Channel 4, nine woodworking enthusiasts battle it out across six weeks in a bid to be crowned the nation's best woodworker. 

Hosted by Mel Giedroyc, this inspirational series takes place in a custom-built workshop filled to the brim with the very best tools and wood; nestled in stunning ancient woodland. Revelling in the unabashed beauty of the surroundings, this series is a bucolic sensory overload.

Our nine woodworkers have to impress judges RIBA Stirling prize-winning architect and so-called "King Of Wood" Alex De Rijke, and highly-acclaimed founder of The London School Of Furniture-Making Helen Welch. Over 2 working days the woodworkers will create hugely impressive big builds, and have to navigate the skills challenge… The builds will be elaborate, artistic, sculptural and extraordinary: dream-like beds, miniature houses, iconic chairs, drinks cabinets, animal sculptures, fantasy garden buildings.

The show uncovers the skills and characters of a very special and intriguing world – the world of woodworking – and does so with passion, jeopardy, scale of endeavour – and a bit of sawdust, of course.

This series aired as Handmade: Britain's Best Woodworker on Channel 4, UK.