Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker 2022 contestants, results and WINNER revealed

Britain's Best Woodworker series 2 results

Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker 2022 has concluded on Channel 4 – here are the contestants who took part and all the results


Mel Giedroyc returned for the show’s second series as 10 of the UK’s top woodworking enthusiasts, who will battle it out for the coveted prize of being named Britain’s Best Woodworker.

The woodworkers fought hammer and nail, building wonderful works of wood in just two days that combine epic scale with fine craftsmanship and cutting-edge design. They’ll also face a range of surprise challenges that test their core skills.

They’ll have to impress the judges, entrepreneur and woodworking expert Sophie Sellu and design academic Tom Dyckhoff, to remain in the competition as each week one is eliminated until a winner is crowned.

Handmade: Britain's Best Woodworker S2. Pictured: (L-R) Judge Tom Dyckhoff, host Mel Giedroyc and judge Sophie Sellu.
Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker S2. Pictured: (L-R) Judge Tom Dyckhoff, host Mel Giedroyc and judge Sophie Sellu.

Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker contestants and results

WINNER: Lauren 35-year-old Landscape architect technician from Kent

RUNNER UP: Chloe 21-year-old Student from Brighton

RUNNER UP: Jacob 22-year-old Caretaker from Norfolk


ELIMINATED EPISODE SEVEN: Ashley – 31-year-old payroll assistant from Lancashire

ELIMINATED EPISODE SIX: Russell 36-year-old Kitchen fitter from Kent

ELIMINATED EPISODE FIVE: Tanya 46-year-old Teacher from London

ELIMINATED EPISODE FOUR: Dafydd 47-year-old Civil servant from Bridgend

ELIMINATED EPISODE THREE: Sarah 45-year-old Consultant from Kent

ELIMINATED EPISODE TWO: Tony 51-year-old Graphic designer from Liverpool

WITHDREW EPISODE TWO: Calum 31-year-old 3D designer from Glasgow


ELIMINATED EPISODE ONE: Amina 39-year-old Academic developer from Greater Manchester


Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker recap

In the last episode (9 November), it was the final, and the three remaining woodworkers attempted to chisel their way to the coveted title.

Their last and most ambitious big build yet was to create the perfect place for a party… a home bar! It must be dramatic, sophisticated and at least one-metre tall.

And for their last ever technical skills challenge, they had to design and carve out a sympathetic bar sign to go with it. But with the stakes so high, tempers are tested. For two of the woodworkers, it’s finally home time, but for one, it’s happy hour as they’re crowned Britain’s Best Woodworker.


Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker airs at 8PM on Wednesday nights on Channel 4 and All 4.

Episodes are available to watch online via All4 here.