Mahogany exterior cornice Georgian style, by L J Cabinetry

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Project by LJCab posted 02-25-2009 11:36 PM 4933 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

15000 square foot home, exterior millwork job, & interior woodwork design.

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#1 posted 02-25-2009 11:40 PM

Nice job!

Too much repetition for me! That must have gotten real old toward the end.

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-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-25-2009 11:45 PM

Beautiful work. Lots of repetition is right. But some people will pay dearly for that stuff.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 02-26-2009 12:19 AM

hello cabinetmaster, new to this stuff, blogging & such. Usually the manufacturer, ( in this case, me), pays dearly for this stuff. To get the work of this type.

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#4 posted 02-26-2009 01:10 AM

Excellent looking craftsmanship.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 02-26-2009 03:43 AM

Beautiful looking home. I suppose the ceilings weren’t 8’ either.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 02-26-2009 07:09 AM

It’s not my kind of house but nonetheless a great job. What kind of wood and finish did you use to withstand the exterior conditions for the years to come?

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#7 posted 02-26-2009 02:13 PM


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#8 posted 02-26-2009 02:45 PM

Thats lovely.

I worked for a company that did the same thing….............only in concrete. For sure, the most challenging work I have ever done as its done backwards and inside out.

Nice work

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 02-26-2009 03:22 PM

To make the project last I used african mahogany, for it’s non rotting cabibilities. Then
I used an exterior oil based high fill primer, 3 coats both front and backside of cornice. Topped this off with an exterior acrilic latex. One coat back & 3 front.
I’m glad I did. When cornice was installed it was left for the fall winter & spring with no dry sheet over it. As you can immagine without the dry sheet the cornice was a giant gutter. It held water snow & ice for 6 months. The pictures were taken after. No ill offects from the weather exposure.

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#10 posted 02-27-2009 02:00 AM

Wow! You are really good John. By the way, I apologize because I read the title too fast and didn’t see the “mahogany” part. It seems that your method is a winner regarding surviving the weather.

Please, show us more of your projects.

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#11 posted 08-11-2010 02:34 PM

Nice work. You really do nice work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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