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"Lone Star Ranch" Mantel is the second of two mantels that Jerry carved for our customer's gorgeous new home located on their horse and cattle ranch in southeast Missouri.  This deep-relief mantel features the ranch setting, and includes a view of the new house, the pond, windmill, and surrounding Ozarks vegetation and wildlife.  The mantel returns are also carved, with vignettes of a longhorn and a horse.  The mantel will be mounted in the great room, where the spectacular stone fireplace soars to a vaulted white pine ceiling supported by hand-hewn beams.  Hi Don and April!

 

Lone Star Ranch

   

   
   

Step-by-step photos begin with the design below.

 


 

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DESIGN SKETCH: WHOLE

The Ranch at a glance.

DESIGN SKETCH: WHOLE

From the left...

DESIGN SKETCH: WHOLE

From the right...

DESIGN SKETCH: LEFT

It begins with deer...

DESIGN SKETCH: RIGHT

...and ends with turkeys.

DESIGN SKETCH: LEFT

Both ends are...

DESIGN SKETCH: RIGHT

...framed with oak leaves.

DESIGN SKETCH: FAR LEFT

The deer scene.

DESIGN SKETCH: FAR LEFT

Detail of the deer scene.

DESIGN SKETCH: LEFT

Moving to the right...

DESIGN SKETCH: CENTER LEFT

...to the guest house.

DESIGN SKETCH: CENTER LEFT

A closer look at the guest house.

DESIGN SKETCH: CENTER

The house scene comes into view.

DESIGN SKETCH: CENTER

Center house scene as a whole.

DESIGN SKETCH: CENTER

Moving toward the right.

DESIGN SKETCH: CENTER RIGHT

Longhorn detail.

DESIGN SKETCH: RIGHT

The pond comes into view to the right of the swing.

DESIGN SKETCH: RIGHT

One of the horses is standing in the pond.

DESIGN SKETCH: RIGHT

Moving toward the turkey scene (right foreground).

DESIGN SKETCH: FAR RIGHT

The turkey scene.

DESIGN SKETCH: FAR RIGHT

A closer look at the turkey scene.

DESIGN SKETCH: FAR RIGHT

Detail of the turkey scene.

DESIGN SKETCH: LEFT RETURN

Vignette of a longhorn.

DESIGN SKETCH: RIGHT RETURN

Vignette of a horse.