When designing the extension to a gamekeeper's lodge in the woods of Cornwall, Tom and Danielle Raffield chose to stick to their expertise. The duo are professional furniture designers and builders who specialize in steam-bent wood, and so they made the facade of the gamekeeper's lodge extension using the same technique.
Steam-bending is a process of creating curved wooden shapes without having to cut the wood. It involves applying heat and pressure to timber until it's malleable and then bending it and letting it set. The end result is a beautiful piece of solid timber that's bents into impressive curvatures.
The gamekeeper's lodge in the Cornish woodland is an old establishment, with the original buildings being made with traditional stone walls. As such, the extension's more modern feel lends a nice counterpoint to the six-acre property.
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