First, let me say that this project was not an historical renovation. I tried to approach it that way as much as I could, but we did not have an unlimited budget and the client wanted the job done as soon as possible.
I believe that the original ceiling must have leaked, or been damp, because the crown and coffered panels needed allot of work. We did not have the time to hand carve new crown for the whole room, so we ordered some custom white oak carved crown from Enkeboll. We also ordered an additional carved mould from them that was placed directly below the coffered panels. Enkeboll is a great firm that does a fantastic job with carved mouldings. The moulding was about $30.00 a foot but saved us in the long run.
There were 23 of these. – - – We needed 35. It was suggested that I make plaster casts of the 12 that were needed – - – - but I just couldn’t. The replacements were all carved in white oak.
Next – - farther down the wall.
-- Marshall _ Wichita, Ks _ "Growing Old is Mandatory - - Growing Up Is Optional" :)