Preview: Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworkers

Handmade: Britain's Best Woodworkers
Mel Giedroyc with Helen Welch and Alex de Rijke. Photo: Channel 4

Mel Giedroyc hosts this brand-new show, as talented craftspeople compete to be crowned Britain’s best woodworker. In skilful hands wood can be transformed into spectacular objects.

They fight hammer and nail, building wonderful works of wood in just two days that combine epic scale with fine craft work and cutting-edge design. In this episode, the seven remaining woodworkers face the toughest big build of the competition so far and one of the hardest objects to make – a chair. 

They must bend and build their way to create chairs that could become design classics in just two days and craft what would take a professional several weeks to make. Who will impress judges Alex and Helen, and who will leave the workshop for good in a double elimination?

Britain’s Best Woodworker – Thursday at 8pm on Channel 4