Video: Workshop made of recycled pallets makes it to Shed of the Year finals

Luke and his Green Man themed shed.
Luke and his Green Man themed shed.

A primary school teacher who created a garden shed from recycled pallets during his spare time is in the running for the coveted title of Shed of the Year.

Chainsaw artist Luke Wesley, who has incorporated his signature Green Man creations into his garden workshop, has made it to the finals of the competition’s workshop category.

With the help of friends the married dad of two has spent years perfecting the shed and only completed it when he decided to enter the contest sponsored by Cuprinol.

The 35 year old, of Bedford, said: “I started it about three years ago, we just thought we would have a go and build something.

“We took apart 100 to 150, or maybe even more, wooden pallets that came from all around the Bedfordshire area.”

The workshop’s timber frame was formed using Green Ash poles, which were covered in a breathable membrane - the only item that had to be purchased for the project - before the broken down pallets were used to cover it.

Luke said: “It is just made up of old bits and bobs as sheds should be - old desks, old pallets, old cupboards and sideboards.”

The teacher at King’s Oak Primary School in the town is the resident carver at Harrold-Odell Country Park where visitors can see his work.

He hopes the people of Bedfordshire will get behind him and vote for him in the competition. Cast your vote at