Carpenter in line for national prize

The hand-carved oak gothic doors created by Jack Badger. Photo contributed.
The hand-carved oak gothic doors created by Jack Badger. Photo contributed.

A Glossop carpentry and masonry business has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The Wood Awards, which celebrates the very best use of wood in British architecture, furniture and design, received a record entry of 300 projects and Jack Badger stood out for its hand-carved oak gothic doors, which it designed and created for a property in York.

Starting just before Christmas 2013, the project took two months to complete. The end result was two sets of doors made from European oak, using traditional carpentry methods. Carvings were adapted from historical designs to complement the overall style of the property.

Commenting on the award nomination, Ben Naylor, managing director of Jack Badger, said: “The Wood Awards recognise the very best design and use of wood and it is an honour to be up against so many talented carpenters and inspiring projects. At Jack Badger, we are passionate and proud of our craft, having spent years perfecting our skills and knowledge. We continually push ourselves to learn new techniques and find new sources of inspiration.

The winners of the Wood Awards will be announced in London on November 18.