1 inch thick concrete and strong enough to support over 600 lbs

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Comment by nelson lasaosa on June 15, 2014 at 5:02pm

Matt exquisit work man ! Did you use some compound instead of cement ? The texture is very wood -like

Comment by Matt on June 15, 2014 at 5:17pm
Nothing to different. Just a plain GFRC mix but I really think the mix of stamp and hand carving make the difference. I've really been doing a lot of wood replications this past year so having the experience help with the staining too. I could tell you the exact colors I used but the way they get applied and the correct order really make a difference. Then to antique or "weather" the wood is a must. Hope this helps. I'm always open to answer questions.
Comment by EsaRi on June 17, 2014 at 12:23am

Matt, Great work!

Comment by Bob Watson on September 11, 2014 at 7:03am

Great work Matt! Realism personified!

Comment by Jim P. Jenkins on September 11, 2014 at 9:08am

Looking good!

Comment by nelson lasaosa on September 13, 2014 at 4:45pm

Hey Matt, those concentric growth rings on first and third slab, did you use a compass and scratched them around, or did you use a rubber stamp ?

 

Comment by Matt on September 13, 2014 at 4:59pm
I embarrassed to say that it's a rubber stamp of a telephone pole I molded. It was free and had great texture. I wish I could post a picture of the stamp in this comment.
Comment by nelson lasaosa on September 14, 2014 at 8:08am

In this business, whatever you do as shortcut to make matters more simple is a plus in my view. What really counts is your outcome, whatever you do is your business... you gotta be proud!!! And thanks for sharing tips.

 

 

Comment by Hobby Carver on September 14, 2014 at 10:41pm
That's a great idea with molding the pole what did you use?
Cheers
Comment by Matt on September 15, 2014 at 12:09am
I used polytek rubber to mold the pole. I think I have a few pictures somewhere of the process I used.

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