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Classically Inspired Great Room for the Contemporary Oklahoma Family

Posted by Duane Coleman on

A recent project completed using White River’s products and Design Services is the Mueggenborg Residence in Yale, OK. One of the most impressive moments in the home is the Great Room. A 19” tall crown detail visually lifts the ceiling using our Traditional (unornamented) mouldings. In the tradition of Classical architecture, this crown detail is an entablature with a tripartite composition: At the top of the architrave is our CO716 light cove. Light from this cove washes the entirety of the remaining entablature. The frieze is a simple DS1x10. This is then surmounted by the cornice, composed of panel moulds...

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When You Need a Carving to be Bigger and Better!

Posted by Richard Enriquez on

White River has a wide selection of stock carvings. For most projects, we can find a stock product that works. But sometimes what we have is close, but not close enough. That is where custom products can be a perfect option.   For this project, our customer loved our Large Acanthus Finial CRV5536, but needed it to be both wider and taller. They were also looking for a full-round, instead of our half round. We increased the finial from our standard dimension of 4 ¼”h x 2 3/8”w up to a more impressive 8”h x 6”w. These dimensions are a different...

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A Customized Stock Mantel with a Big Personality

Posted by Richard Enriquez on

In this project, the customer liked our stock MAN9021mantel, but it was too short for his fireplace opening. This is not an unusual problem with our stock mantels, but there is an easy solution. Along with the stock mantel, we provided the customer with custom plynth blocks to raise the overall mantel height to the appropriate dimension. With no existing hearth (and a desire to continue not having a hearth), something else had to fill the space where a hearth is usually expected. So our FR8965 Rinceau scrolls frieze was used, in an atypical fashion, creating detail where the hearth would in a...

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Celebrating Independence Day with a Handcarved Eagle

Posted by Richard Enriquez on

The majority of what White River produces are inspired by Classical architecture. These motifs are beautiful and functional, having stood the test of time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited about something outside of our standard scope of work. This patriotic custom eagle carving was just such an opportunity. The customer brought us the above images as their starting point. The left image shows the United States crest, which was the inspiration for the shape and layout of the eagle. The image on the right shows a wood eagle with the desired level of detail.   We developed...

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Munster’s Drag-u-la Car Built 1964 – Restored 2012: Episode 1

Posted by Marketing Department on

Recently a customer contacted White River with a unique project; assist in the restoration of a Drag-u-la car by building the coffin that gives the dragster its unique look. While many people may stop and say “is this possible?”, White River says “we can do it” and have it completed in 4 weeks. When you have access to a full-blown custom shop and experienced master craftsmen, any job can be possible. White River has a special interest in restoration work. From residential homes to old race cars – it is a similar thought process. Scale and Proportion must be considered...

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