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09-17-2014 12:18 AM

I’m building a project where I need 4 carvings (applique) like the design with a torch in the photo. It does not have to be exact, but needs to be large (approx 16-20” wide and 8 – 10” tall (roughly.) 2 to paint white, and 2 to finish in oak.

I can’t find them, and when I did, they were EXPENSIVE! Can you great people suggest a source for carvings like this?

If I can’t find them, I probably lose the job. Thanks!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana


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#1 posted 09-17-2014 12:55 AM

http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/home/index.cfm

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 01:09 AM

Did you bid the job w/out noting material costs? Is it necessary to do it in wood? Good luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 01:17 AM

Doc, A guy approached me. I turned it down. He asked again, and I said I’d investigate. That’s where I am now. Yes, wood for the oak one, but other options might work for the one I would paint.

Thanks Dan… I’ll check it out.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 02:01 AM

If he asked you twice then he’s serious about getting it done. Check out Huff’s blog. Don’t lowball. You can come in under but people are unhappy when you go over. LOL! I have an architectural catalog somewhere. Prices varied on material and size. Wouldn’t you know it’s lost in a pile. Sorry.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 09-17-2014 04:53 PM

Good link Dan’um. They have exactly what I need, but it’s in wood like resin. I’m thinking it could work.

Tom, I told him it would be VERY expensive. He said we really need them. I’ll let you know how it goes.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#6 posted 09-17-2014 05:11 PM

Get at least half up front, or materials cost. Best of luck.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 09-17-2014 05:54 PM

Here’s 2 sources we use:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/c/building-materials/moulding-millwork/rosettes-appliques-onlays?infoParam.campaignId=T9A&gclid=Cj0KEQjw4uSgBRDZveXz9M-E1aoBEiQA2RMP6njV5Q77bcp3_yAti1uTKX0OqMbMQpIoHTXBjazE0IAaAg9k8P8HAQ

http://www.architecturaldepot.com/onlays.html

FYI…..These are often offered in rubberwood. I have no idea what a rubberwood tree looks like, but I can tell you it’s a really bad choice for paint grade. Every applique or moulding we’ve used in rubberwood has been problematic. The grain is too open and getting a smooth finish is nearly impossible.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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