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Jerry has designed "Kootenay Lake Survival" mantel for our customer's new home in British Columbia, Canada. The elements carved into the mantel face at the left and right ends will wrap into the left and right returns. The blue heron's body at center right will be carved for the top of the mantel, but his head and feet will be carved into the "water." The top will also be carved out to mimic the surface of the lake, which will allow light to filter from above the mantel into the carving. This mantel has been commissioned for extra depth of carving along the 24" center. Hi Derek and Heather!

Design photos are posted below. Click Page 2 for progress photos of the carving process.

 

 


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MANTEL DESIGN: GREAT BLUE HERON

   

MANTEL DESIGN: ENTIRE LENGTH OF FACE WITH RETURNS

   

MANTEL DESIGN: FACE AND RETURNS  WITH HERON ABOVE

 

Head and feet are below the water line

 

Underwater Lake Scene

 

Mantel face is underwater with heron body above the surface

                     
                     
 

MANTEL DESIGN: FACE DETAIL WITH HERON ABOVE

   

MANTEL DESIGN: LEFT RETURN

   

MANTEL DESIGN: RIGHT RETURN

 

Heron head and feet are below the water line with his body above the surface

 

Kootenay Salmon (return folds back at vertical red line)

 

River Otter (return folds back at vertical red line)

                     
                     
 

MANTEL DESIGN: FACE (LEFT)

   

MANTEL DESIGN: FACE (CENTER)

   

MANTEL DESIGN: FACE )RIGHT)

 

River Otter

 

Largemouth Bass and Rainbow Trout

 

River Otter

                     
                     
 

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

 

Face: From Left

 

Face: From Right

 

Face: Far Left

                     
 

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

 

Face: Center Left

 

Face: Center Right

 

Face: Far Right

                     
                     
 

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: 10/28/2013

 

Return: Left

 

Return: Right

 

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