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architectural ornament showcase
architectural ornament showcase pictures linked to prices, dimensions, and model numbers
flexible crown mouldings
flexible general purpose mouldings
ornaments part 1
ornaments part 2
ornaments part 3
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Colonial architectural ornament is a great way to add an aura of class and tradition to a room. In the days of yore ornament was often made of carved wood, pressed wood, or plaster. It is cost prohibitive to ornament a room with carved wood pieces. Plus it would probably require a lifetime to implement. However, a reasonable facsimile can be had by using cast resin pieces. All our ornamental pieces were originally carved in wood. The wood carvings were used to construct molds, which we are able to use repeatedly. Obviously, this greatly enhances the affordability. Resin pieces can we worked with just like wood pretty much. You can screw, glue, or nail them. Of course you can also paint them. Once painted, you won't be able to tell the difference between them and wood. In fact, on many pieces you can see the impression of the wood grain that existed on the original carved piece. One added benefit to the resin pieces is a high degree of flexibility. For example, you can curve a molding around a column or other architectural element. Obviously, that would not be an easy task with wood.
If you start looking around at pictures of historic home interiors and exteriors you will find many design motifs that look identical to what we offer here. The most obvious place for applied architectural moulding is on a ceiling in a room such as a formal dining room. A medallion could be used directly above a chandelier. Thin mouldings could be applied parallel to the walls. Crown mouldings could add a dash of elegance. There are many possible uses for the wide variety of ornaments. Alternatively, plain doors can be made virtually unrecognizable with a little bit of judicious molding usage.
We will be the first to admit that this category of product requires great thought and planning on the part of the customer. It is strongly advised to have your contractor involved in part selection and design every step of the way. A good first step is to look at all the examples shown in the first link at the top of the page. This will give you an excellent idea of what can be done. Please note that often a part may be cut apart and only a portion of it may be used, and maybe the leftover part will show up somewhere else. Anything goes! The design aspect is critical. This will require someone with vision and creativity. The second link from the top of the page shows the very same pictures, but this time you can click on the model number and see a close up of that particular part. In most cases we show between 2 and 6 closeups. If you click on the left side of the model number you will see one picture. If you click slightly to the right you will see another view or closeup.
All the rest of the links above are grouped by category in order to make them easier to sort through. Still, it will take a long time. All the pictures in the capitals, crown moldings, medallions, general and flexible mouldings, corbels, rosettes, and ornaments are taken on a grid background. Each square in the background is one square inch. You can easily see what the approximate size of each piece is by looking closely at the background grid. Pay close attention, because there are many pieces that appear to be the same, but when you look at the grid you will find that they are way different in their sizing.