What is this?
We saw this on an interior column at a local restaurant, what is it? material? how is it made? expensive?
We are considering doing that in our house on some places where you might usually put stone or brick. We are going for a more contemporary look and we think this would match it better. View Image
Edited 3/9/2008 9:51 pm ET by casolorz
Edited 3/9/2008 9:53 pm ET by casolorz
Did you touch it? What did it feel like? Looks like it could be moulded fiberglass. Or maybe a design built up from mdf and carefully painted to look monolithic.
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Sadly no, we'll probably go by there again sometime and touch it, we weren't seating very close to it, my wife had a hard time sneaking a picture.
Are you creative enough to just make it yourself?
MDF would work well. Cut the pieces to get the design, add some caulk to make it look like one piece and then rough up the edges to get the weathered look. Good paint job and you're done.
Interesting, so cover the whole column with MDF and my pattern.... sounds easily doable. Will it be durable done like that?
Just as durable as all those painted mdf columns & newl posts.
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Yes, it should be fine. MDF will chip if hit hard, but it takes a pretty good wack or a lot of little ones. If this is just a standard living area, I wouldn't be worried about it.
Looks nice but it doesnt look tasty :-(
I second the motion for MDF.
Though, Azek or TufBoard (PVC lumber) might work well too, if it's just a skin and not load-bearing. PVC glues fast, and you can use WB primer instead of oil with MDF.
Where are you? I'd love to make these . . .
Forrest - thinking swirly patterns in my head
We are in Wichita, KS.
We will probably be interested. What would you make them out of?--Carlos
Tell me more - what needs this trim - columns? How big? How many? All sides?
Could you install or have it done if they were shipped knocked down?
I guess we don't know all that yet, so maybe I need to contact you once we get to that point. We are still designing everything but we definitely liked that so we will make sure we get some column or wall with a design like that.
This reminded me totally of Frank LLoyd Wright's Ennis house:
I thought the same thing. I love FLW's textile block houses, I've been to the Ennis house, it was the one featured in Blade Runner.Regarding the OP's question, my guess is GFRP.
GFRP definitely could be it.
It may be a foam based product with a stucco coating....
We have an older shopping center in the city. The columns that support the continous storefront sidewalk overhangs are covered with a molded foam and then stucco... Odd to see a pink and white foam underneath what appeared to be a heafty column after a car jumped one of the parking barriers and tore away a piece of the foam column.