Northwood House uses 3D Printing for restoration work

By Prior George – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Northwood House is located in Northwood Park, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, and the original building dates back to 1799.

As part of a recent restoration project of the 1838 Rotunda, the Northwood House Team have also found time to carry out work on small interior details that have deteriorated over 200 years.

Working with Dan Sandles to 3D scan surviving examples and recreate exact copies using 3D Printing. Pieces included strips of wall edging, picture frame moldings and some corner rosettes.

Many of the skills to make these peices have been lost, and would be far too expensive to recreate today.

For more on the restoration take a look at

Drone footage of the Rotunda restoration at Northwood House

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