The hallmark of a good set of awards entries lies not in what has been shortlisted, but in what missed the cut. If really fascinating projects fail to get in, you know it is a good year. This is the case with this year’s Wood Awards. The organisers invited views of all the entries on the day that shortlisting was completed. The shortlisted projects looked great, but so do many that were left out. Why couldn’t that lovely stair be included? That intriguing table? That so desirable building. Fortunately, all the buildings and furniture that have been shortlisted look really good. My tip for the overall winner? Adam Khan’s floating visitor centre at Brockholes nature reserve in Lancashire. Wood and water – what a combo!