- 14 Oct 2007
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But how exciting would the programme be if they cut down a tree and then filmed it drying for a year whilst they waited to see what character boards survived to influence the design.TV like this creates a false expectation as to how long it actually takes to make something, let alone properly.
I'm waiting for the day when someone comes in my shop and asks for a bed, or even anything, "seen a program on the telly, it only took 2 days to make"
Past experience, quite a few years ago, I was asked to make a large Oak glazed frame for a barn conversion, new client, "6 bits of wood and some nails, that shouldn't take long!"
20+ years on, I still do work for him... he's been educated now.
I caught up on this programme last night.It's clear the programme's title is silly. Rename it and you have people with a variety of skills trying to make things from wood and getting a crit. I can't see the point in mocking those people's efforts.
I can’t help but think it would have been better if they chose something more realistic like a chair, cupboard or table to give the contestants an opportunity to shine. Work through timber selection design build then finish it properly.
A “dream bed” is too big and complicated for a first episode and sounds more like a final.
Who’s making stuff that size in their workshops at home?
Having seen those dovetails I think hope is rather lacking, ok they were told what to do and they may not be the "traditional" type but perhaps may have done better with power tools, where is the Woodrat when you need one!How about some support and hope for better in the coming series.