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mantel surround with rope twisted columns

This is another model and rendering I did recently exploring mantel design with split rope twisted columns.  Presumably this would be made in cast stone but it certainly could be fashioned from wood.  The eyebrow arch makes for an additional good show I think – I love eye brow arches.  The mantel shelf is visually supported wit ha large crown molding.

fluted box newel

As you can tell I enjoy modeling and rendering probably more than creating the actual thing though I do get a kick out of seeing the finished product come into being.  I design quite a few newels and balusters for stairways.  I don’t however design many box newels.  This one is quite simple with fluting, and an inserted star (great for the lone star state).  For Louisianians, a Fleur de le (especially after the Saints won the Super Bowl) would be nice – maybe a magnolia flower for Mississippi.

The newel also has a chamfered top.

Round Table with four column base

This is a round table similar in concept to the rectangular table in the previous post.   This is one however I have just completed for my own home.  I guess I should post pictures.  I painted the base (blue) and glazed it before spaying a clear sealer.  The top, however, is red oak – stained and glazed.

This is a table that I intend to build one day.  I like the base with the four columns instead of your typical table legs and aprons.  Asa bonus you have more leg room (room above your knees and thighs) -good for large folks.  I prefer a painted base with stained or natural wood top.   The painted base accents the wood better than having all natural or stain in my view.