Archive for the ‘fireplace’ Category

Mantel Projects

March 23, 2008

Here are a few samples of my work that I have done in other homes. The effects you can get with distressed wood are virutally limitless. These are just a few examples of how this might look in your home.

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HGTV shows off distressed mantels in their Dream Home 2006

March 14, 2008

In 2007 HGTV went to the seaside and eventhough it is 2 years past: in 2006 HGTV showed how a luxurious and cozy log cabin is done: Rustic yet sophisticated, close to nature yet without losing the comfort of a modern home. HGTV had gone to North Carolina and picked out a prime spot for their feature home. The house is 2 years old and still up to date because of a timeless design.

In the living room of the 2006 Dream Home, pale gold walls, a massive stacked stone fireplace, intricate bark and twig detailing on built-in book cases and a soaring ceiling (topped with a magnificent beam of ancient heart pine) all combine to create the sense that you’re in a very special haven. The huge fireplace gives this big lofty space dimension as well as a focal point It’s a retreat that’s inextricably bound up with the natural world, seen through the huge windows that frame an incredible view of mountains and Lake Lure off in the distance.

A soaring Sanctuary….for this wonderful, rustic design contact me or go to my website

source: HGTV Dream house

Greetings, my name is Quentin Haynie and I am Distressed Creations

March 1, 2008

ShopI make furniture, fireplace mantles, ditressed beams for timber framing, and toys. All of my products are as much art as function and though they may share characteristics, each distressed creation is an original. Well now enough with the movie trailer rhetoric. Lets talk about distressing. Have you ever been beach combing picked up some drift wood and wondered aloud, “how did nature make this.” I have no idea! But if imitation is the best form of flattery then Mother Nature,,, is flattered. The techniques used are basic, just a few carving tools, a mallet, and a boatbuilders slick.

It is the ‘reason’ that makes this art. Ah, the reason. The reason is a piece of wood, a span of time, flowing water, and old world hewing. Given those variables what is the reason for the look of a naturally distressed piece of wood. Why did grain raise in one area and disappear in others. What were the stressors that caused deep gouges and tiny cracks. Who knows? Questions better left to the scientific process.

For three years I have been studying the results of time and tide.For three years, I have learned to imitate the results of time and tide. The best compliment I get is “Hey, why are you trying to sell some old piece of wood?”

I assure you that photos don’t tell the whole story. Seeing, feeling, and experiencing are the path to enlightenment. So check out the photos, go to the website, and find for yourself the piece that fits.

Sincerely, Q…

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