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How Custom Carving Can Solve a Need for a Corner Column

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Author: Nick Bell White River has thousands of products. We attempt to have the right part for the most common applications. In our woodcarving section, we have half-columns in five different sizes in three different styles. Our customer feels the Grand Acanthus Capital (CRV5498) worked well on their application. The customer wanted to create colonnade along the front and sides of a bar. This design did not have only half-columns – it required three-quarter corner columns. In order to solve this, we need to create a custom carving to create the required three-quarter corner capitals.   We started with the...

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How to Add Custom Details to Newel Posts

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By Coreena Harbison A curved staircase in a home is often a unique focal point. The stairs and railing create visual movement in a space so that even if the staircase is small, it immediately becomes the main feature in the room it’s in. In fact, we often hear the term “sweeping staircase” to describe such a feature, which is fitting due to its shape and energy. At the forefront in any staircase design are the newel posts. They set the tone in style, create a visual threshold when ascending and descending, and are immediately noticed. A beautifully designed newel...

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The Anatomy of Recessed Paneled Openings

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By Coreena Harbison There are so many design choices when it comes to doorways and openings. Straight, Arched, Smooth, Cased, Paneled, Columned, and in this instance, a combination: arched, paneled, with a square column. How do you successfully combine these different aesthetics? It takes a lot of forethought and careful planning to make sure you’ve accounted for all thicknesses, widths and any existing job-site conditions like outlets, switches and vents. Things can get especially tricky when dealing with curved mouldings, but we’ve broken down a recent project so you can see how all the individual parts come together to make...

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Custom Mantel on a Grand Scale

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The finished mantel installed at its final destination, richly stained and glazed. By Coreena Harbison A homeowner gave us an inspiration photo for a beautiful mantel, but she needed a larger version to fit their Dining Room space. Using stock and custom products, White River’s Custom Shop created exactly what she wanted. The mantel opening size had to work with the existing firebox, and the width had to fit between two windows. In order to keep the proportions accurate and beautiful, White River Design Services reworked the measurements for the mantel components. Custom legs were made, while the breastplate design...

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How To Get a Dramatic Effect From Millwork

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By Stewart Allen Morgan A catering company and events venue needs something exceptional to set it apart as the place to hold a special event. Besides the food, the staff, and the service, the venue itself must have that touch of elegance that would awe and inspire soon-to-be brides and grooms, parents of a daughter on her sweet sixteen, or children of parents celebrating their golden anniversary. That is what Stuart of Town & Country Caterers was looking for when he approached White River. The ballroom in his venue in Congers, NY included three large trays in the ceiling, ranging...

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