Primary school teacher with a passion for woodwork wins workshop category in Shed of the Year contest

Luke Wesley won the workshop category in Shed of the Year.
Luke Wesley won the workshop category in Shed of the Year.

A shed made from recycled pallets by a primary school teacher has won its category in the Shed of the Year contest and ranked third overall in the competition.

Chainsaw artist Luke Wesley was helped by family and friends to make the back garden workshop, which incorporates his signature Green Man creations.

Cabin of the Greenman was crowned workshop/studio of the year in Sunday’s Amazing Space’s Shed of the Year.

Luke, of Clapham, said: “It is just a massive achievement for all of us, it is nice just to be acknowledged.

“I’m very, very pleased. I learnt a lot of things on the way and I learnt a lot of things for the next one.”

The cookery teacher at Bedford’s King’s Oak Primary School now plans to make a second shed for his two sons Ethan, aged four and Logan, aged one. Both children have middle names relating to trees - Ethan Oak and Logan Elm - which is testament to 35 year old Luke’s passion for woodwork.

He said: “I’m trying to use the whole thing in a good way. It’s promoting myself which is lovely, promoting woodwork and also up-cycling, my wood chainsaw work and also local businesses. It’s good for Bedford.”

To find out more about Luke search ‘Woodlaw Carvings’ on Facebook.

Another winner in the competition was a log cabin purchased from Dunster House in Bedford, which was voted best garden office of the year.

Chrissy Brown, based in Cambridgeshire, converted the log cabin into a beach themed garden office where she works on her pottery painting and runs her build a bear and craft studio business.