Once again we have been thrilled with the number of entries that were sent in by our customers for the UK Oak Doors annual photo competition. A huge thank you to all of the customers who entered; we were quite literally spoilt for choice!
The standard was incredibly high and the judges were without question faced with a very tough task.
There was so much variety in the images and it was a true joy to behold our doors in their happy new homes! First, second and third prizes were all up for grabs as well as a bonus prize of a digital camera which was awarded to the photo with the biggest ‘wow’ factor.
The first prize was awarded to Julia from Surrey for her Victorian 4 panel door in a bedroom setting. The judges felt that this really ticked all of the boxes when it came to originality, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.
We love the angle and the raised moulding detail on the panels (not to mention the tidiness of the room which puts my home to shame!)
A close second was Ross from Suffolk with his solid oak ledge and brace door; a classic look and perfectly paired with the handforged Suffolk latch for that all important finishing touch. The hat was a nice touch too!
Third place prize was given to Donald from Cornwall for his photograph of the Suffolk door in situ along with an oak barn door, showing that mixing and matching different styles can be a great way of adding character.
The final prize on offer was the esteemed 'wow factor' winner where a digital camera was up for grabs.
After much deliberation this was awarded to Mark from Suffolk for this stunning display of ledge and brace doors (complete with Suffolk latches and T hinges), not to mention the amazing staircase and lighting featured in this stunning barn conversion.
Other entries including some amazing entrances and exits, some great 'before and after' images, a 'magic' party lights larder, some 'giraffe excluders', a Grade II listed and some beams dating back to 1545!