The Oak Cottage
The Oak Cottage was created for a local play area just outside Cambridge, they wanted a structure that catered more to the younger children as well as something that brought some added magic to the pre-existing play area.
We drew a lot of inspiration from old woodland fairytales and visions of what a little cottage that had been taken over by the trees would look like. Our aim was to create something beautiful that almost melted into its surroundings, you can see this in the way the branches of sweet chestnut grow through the roof and walls and how the oak fascias drip off of the structure.
The Oak Cottage is comprised of seasoned oak, cedar, larch and sweet chestnut and is accompanied by two oak benches and a beautifully carved owl made by our good friend and fellow craftsman Tim Atkins.