Every year the company I work for uses the Goodwood Festival of Speed as a corporate event, inviting customers and suppliers who are interested in motor sports to spend the weekend with us.

It is always a great event with lots of celebrities, hi-octane motors and a variety of interesting exhibition events.

This year I decided to take some time to really look at the stalls that were at the show. Every year there are various clothing, memorabilia and stalls selling collectable items allowing for people to satisfy any shopping needs they may have. I have noticed over the last couple of Festivals that the presence of woodworking related stalls is increasing. So after seeing a few of the more “primary attractions”:

The "Goodwood Scultpure" - Every year something unique. This one celebrating 50 years of Porsche's 911

The “Goodwood Sculpture” – Every year something unique. This one celebrating 50 years of Porsche’s 911

The Start Line for the Goodwood Hill Climb

The Start Line for the Goodwood Hill Climb

I was then able to take a closer look at some of the woodwork related stalls and stands.

The stands that were at the show had a variety of wooden wares on offer, ranging from furniture to garden buildings to toys and ornaments. With some serious time and significant budget to spend, you could find some real gems on offer in the stalls and would come away with a fantastic collection:

Some Rustic-Styled Wine Racks

Some Rustic-Styled Wine Racks

 

An interesting stand offering items of furniture using items such as tree roots and old wooden boats.

An interesting stand offering items of furniture using items such as tree roots and old wooden boats.

Some interesting summer houses, if only I had the room!!

Some interesting summer houses, if only I had the room!!

One stand had a collection of hand made wooden replica vehicles.

One stand had a collection of hand made wooden replica vehicles.

Ethic Style Elephant Table

Ethic Style Elephant Table

 

This particular stand had a whole array of furniture

This particular stand had a whole array of furniture

Hopefully you’ll agree that some of the work on display is excellent and obviously took a great deal of skill and effort. Some however, no less worthwhile, was straightforward enough for me to take some close up shots in the hope that I will be able to attempt at making something similar in the future.

With luck, the offering of wooden items at the festival next year is increased yet again. Can’t wait!

 

 

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