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making concrete copies of wood pillars

Posted by S Meyer on August 22nd, 2000 06:06 AM

I live in a 1920's Italianate home, that has historical significance in our little town. It has four wooden Tuscan pillars on the portico. I wish to make a number or concrete copies of them for a gazebo and pergola. I want to build a wooden form around one of the pillars and then fill the space with a ligh-weight foam so that I can create a mold that can be handled by one person. I want to have it capable of producing about 20 copies so it need to have some durability. I need it to not be so sticky that it adheres to the original pillar. Since I live in Florida, concrete pillars would be much more impervious to rot and termites than wood. One of the pillars currently has carpenter ants in it. I am sure that there must be a way to do this, but I am not familiar enough with materials on the market.

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  • Pillars by Mick  1/7/04 03:55 PM

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