Fine Crafted Wood Exhibitions

July 2017: 25th, 26th, 29th at the New Forest Show

We are planning for the Exhibition and the Fine Crafted Wood Competitions in 2017. [After the New Year Download our Rules and the Application Form here ]

Since 2006 the New Forest Trust has organised an Exhibition of furniture made by Designer/Craftsmen at the New Forest Show. We do this because we believe Conservation of the New Forest is more certain and sustainable if timber from the Forest continues to be used to make useful things because this ensures resources return to the Forest to pay for it.

Beautiful wood made into beautiful things. We want to show the world what is being achieved by Professionals, non-Professionals and those learning to make things from wood. Professionals are invited to exhibit pieces that demonstrate their styles, design and craftsmanship.

Competitions for Trainee Furniture Designer/Crafts people – Judging on Monday 24th July

In 2017 to enter the Competitions we need to receive an Entry Form [Download Information on our Competition and Prizes here.]

2016 Results

Our New Forest Pavilion again gave us a great place to display our furniture and around 18,000 visitors came into the Exhibition including the Countess of Wessex. There were exhibits from sixteen entries to the Trainee Furniture competitions and it was pleasing to have six of the Professional exhibitors who had in previous years come as Trainees. The Christchurch Wood Turners were very busy around their display and a local woodworker Darren Wheeler successfully demonstrated his remarkable pieces..

The Competition winners were:

Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers – Best Design 2016

First: Avian Evans-White

Second: Timothy Burns

Third: Oscar Winter 

Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers – Best Crafted 2016

First: Avian Evans-White

Second: Timothy Burns

Third: Timothy Evershed

New Forest Trust – Further Education – Best Piece of Furniture 2016

First: Timothy Burns

Second: Paul Ferris

Third: Rob Gray

Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers – Best Design 2015

First: Richard Illingworth

Second: Alice Walker

Third: Joshua Kenyon

Some other Exhibits

Adrian King


Beth Hughes


Jason Heap


Alice Blogg