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A Custom Wood Medallion: For When Just Plaster Won't Do

Posted by Duane Coleman on

Sometimes a job requires something unique that no stock product will provide. Woodcrafters of Virginia came to us with an inspiration photo with their customer’s dining room medallion. It was quite unique, and we had was close enough to the desired look. We were forced to develop this medallion as an entirely custom piece.   We took their photo and drew a design in CAD, pulling from the styles and shapes of our existing products. Once the piece was designed and approved, it was handcarved out of Lindenwood. The final size is 36” in diameter and 2” at the thickest...

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

Posted by Jason MetaFields on

Rachel Medina – South Texas Contractor’s SupplyLocated 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, sleek and powerful in her kitchen.We...

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Custom Valance for Bath Vanity

Posted by Richard Enriquez on

White River built the above custom valance in our custom shop. The piece is designed to fit between two cabinets above the vanity sink. Primarily made of poplar, it also includes flexible resin and maple carvings. Our customer found a hand drawing in our literature and simply fell in love with the style. We adapted it to fit their job site conditions and emulate the style of the room. The White River Design Team utilized all stock products. This enabled a quick and cost-effective assembly. Only the resin was made-to-order, but White River’s quick production time meant even the resin...

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Getting Beautiful Panel Details Just Right

Posted by Richard Enriquez on

Our customer brought us a special challenge. They had need of custom panel assemblies for a high-end hotel in New York City. There were a multitude of carvings to be combined with custom curved and straight mouldings.   The initial drawings were designed for compositional ornament. This meant we could not carve directly from those hand sketches. We spent the time to reinterpret the details into style that works with wood properly. This meant creating new CAD documentation for each carvings. Overall, there were nine different carvings, in White Oak, Douglas Fir, and Lindenwood. Quantities ranged from one-off pieces up...

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