Author: Nick Lester Bell In this project, we were designing the decorative millwork for a large library. Each elevation presented its own unique challenges, from windows, to bookcases, to a massive fireplace. This post covers how White River developed and improved the design for one of these elevations.The starting criteria given to us by the customer for this elevation was simple: just four arched windows, spaced evenly along the wall. The client came to us with images of millwork designs he liked, from which we developed a wish list of desired features. This elevation shows an early design. Coffers were roughly laid out. Panels were placed between the windows, with a frieze at the top. Pilasters flanked the windows, with window casing going up to a keystone. The client was pleased with this initial design, but he wanted to explore taller columns. In the next iteration, the pilasters were extended […]0 comments on this article
Author: Nick Lester Bell BMC is a Best-In-Class provider of building materials, offering doors, millwork, and a wide range of related services. They have locations in 14 major markets across nine different states and continue to grow. White River has worked with BMC for two decades, and they have always been an excellent ProDealer to work with promoting all of White River’s products and services. Recently, we worked together to develop several areas of BMC’s new Dallas Design Center. This is a display piece of superbly crafted products while also being an education center on the current innovations and trends in the building industry. The centerpiece of our work together is this gorgeous coffered ceiling. It was developed together by the White River’s Design Services department and Chris Ludwig, the BMC’s Design Center Specialist. The goal of the design was to showcase modern possibilities. The coffers utilize two of our […]0 comments on this article
Joan Johnson will be presented with the 2015 Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Women Business Leader of the Year award.
The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas will be hosting the “Power of the Purse” luncheon on March 9th at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. During this luncheon our president, Joan Johnson will be presented with the 2015 Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Women Business Leader of the Year award. Joan and her husband started the company in northwest Arkansas in the mid-70s and have grown it into an international business that is recognized industry-wide as a leader in the design and manufacturing of elegant hardwood mouldings and handcarved architectural elements. As president, Joan manages the day-to-day operations at White River, leads the development of WhiteRiver.com, an award winning website, and has served as the lead designer since 1979. Joan studied classical architecture abroad and in New York City with the Institute of Classical Architecture. She was on the […]1 comment on this article
Author: Nick Lester Bell Custom wood carvings many times start with inspiration photos. They are often accompanied by a simple request of “please make me something similar”. These hand carved legs had similar beginnings. With this project, we were provided the following photos and sketch: This drawing was sent off to our team of master carvers. They turned that simple line drawing into these amazing pieces: The end result are two beautiful maple legs, with intricate acanthus and fluting details.0 comments on this article