See the fabulous winning entries by some of our finest up and coming fine crafted wood craftspeople from this year's prestigious New Forest Trust's Furniture Competition.

This year’s prize winners for the Axminster awards came from Rycotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford and Williams & Cleal Furniture School in Somerset.

Judges Richard Williams, Jane Cleal and Tom Kealy awarded marks for design, craftsmanship and fitness for purpose.

The New Forest Trust organised another successful Fine Crafted Wood Exhibition and Furniture Competition with entries on display at the New Forest & Hampshire County Show. 

This year’s prize winners for the Axminster awards came from Rycotewood Furniture Centre in Oxford and Williams & Cleal Furniture School in Somerset.

Judges Richard Williams, Jane Cleal and Tom Kealy awarded marks for design, craftsmanship and fitness for purpose.

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Afra El Hussein 1st Place

 

First place: Afra El Hussein (Rycotewood)

Second place: John Nolan (Williams & Cleal)

Third place: Mark Gardiner (Rycotewood)

The People’s Choice: John Nolan

 

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Joihn Nolan 2nd Place and peoples choice

 

For the second year running the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers awarded two prizes of £200:

Best Designer: Afra El Hussein

Best Craftsman: John Nolan 

 

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Mark Gardiner 3rd Place

 

The main aim of the Competition is to promote the use of New Forest timbers to make high quality furniture. By encouraging students to use New Forest timber for their projects, the Trust hopes that both they and their tutors will appreciate the value, beauty and usefulness of this resource.