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Getting Beautiful Panel Details Just Right

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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 to...

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Custom Front Door by White River

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White River’s Custom Shop Team are miracle workers. They make creating their masterpieces look easy. So to showcase our custom capabilities, we recently had our Custom Shop Team create a new front door and door surround for our Fayetteville showroom. Our original front door had seen better days. We needed something that would be very eye catching, and that would display the best of our products. The Design team collaborated to create a Classically-inspired design. Stylized Roman Doric panelled pilasters highlight our MLD5903 palmette frieze. These support an entablature composed of our RH6098 rangehood acting as a frieze and a...

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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 see to the right, 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...

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Creating a Custom Carved Column for Cabinetry

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White River specializes in the creation of custom mouldings and woodcarvings. We were approached by Busby Cabinets of Alachua, Florida about applying one of the motifs from our handcarved mouldings to the design of a custom carved cabinet leg.IMG_1645 resizedThe sides of the leg were edged with three scrolls, the barrel sides of which formed the face. Onto this face, the motif from MLD5903 (our handcarved “Running Palmette” moulding) was applied.   Transforming a linear three dimensional carved design into one which followed the contours of a scrolled cabinet leg was a challenge. The motif necessarily had to be altered...

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WHAT ARE CORBELS? AND HOW CAN I USE THEM?

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Decorative Uses of corbels Delightful home decor is in the details that transform your home, inside and out, from bland to beautiful.  A simple way to add delightful details is with decorative corbels. What are corbels? Simply put, they are decorative supports jutting out from a wall. The vertical and horizontal parts of the corbel form a right angle with the vertical being attached to the wall and the horizontal attached to the shelf or counter being supported.          There Are All Kinds of Corbels Corbels can be wood, metal, resin, plaster, new or vintage, plain or intricately carved....

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