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The Expression of the Creative Spirit – Designing Cabinetry for Today’s Kitchens

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Rachel Medina – South Texas Contractor’s Supply Located in Palmhurst, TX   When Rachel Medina started designing her own kitchen, she had to really give thought to all the options. After all, it is a part of her daily life, working for South Texas Contractor’s Supply, to think about what she is attracted to but also what she did not want in her new home. She chose warm, grey pewter finish for her cabinetry. She loves ornament, choosing the contemporary coin motif FR8922 to use at the top of the large 8 ½’’ cove, CO670. And she loves the columns,...

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How to Use White River Handcarved Onlays

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Author: Stewart Morgan People often assume that our handcarved onlays are stand-alone items intended to float in the middle of panels. While specific carvings, like rosettes and medallions, do serve this function, it is often how the carvings interact with mouldings and other carvings that really let them shine. In this Dining Room at the Château de Montaigne in Tennessee, the central cartouche and clipped corner carvings receive mouldings to form the inner panels. The cartouche, drop, and scrolls nestle together in a harmonious grouping to create a greater whole   Rather than spacing the onlays apart, we suggest that...

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Turning Mon Reale® Motifs into Large-Scale Mouldings

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Above is the main theater in the new Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington, MN. The designer on this project loved two of our Mon Reale® profiles: FR8923 Greek Key with Rosette and FR8968 Fluting with Bellflowers. These are beautiful pieces, but they were too small for the applications need. They needed the Greek Key to be 7 7/8”. The Fluting had to be 11 3/4”. As you can in the photo, this creates really big mouldings, being held by Joan Johnson, an owner, Senior Designer, and President of White River These mouldings were designed and developed as handcarved pieces....

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How to Duplicate a Carving the Right Way

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Author: Nick Lester Bell You may look at the above carving and think, that looks vaguely familiar. “Haven’t I seen something like that before?” If you’re a regular user of White River’s catalog, you’ve likely looked over the custom work page more than once. In the upper right you see a very similar carving on a cabinet door: The original cabinetry onlay was created half a dozen years ago. Recently, a different customer came to us looking for a similar look on their own cabinetry. We are happy to take an existing design and re-work it for a new application....

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Solid Wood Curved Mon Reale Crown

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Every White River profile is available in UltraFlex resin, enabling us to quickly provide our customers with a variety of curved shapes. But some customers want solid wood for their project. In this case, they desired the crown to be made of mahogany to match the other millwork on the project. Here is the section of the crown. A curved piece like this is made from multiple glue-ups to create a large single piece. The crown is then cut using our standard moulding knives to create the profile. Mon Reale dough is hand-applied to the curved crown. While its color...

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