Monday, October 26, 2009

Victorian Corbel Restoration

Recently Jody Daily and I lent a hand to the restoration of a Victorian farmhouse in Anaheim, California, built in the late 1800s.  As the two-story structure had been lifted off its foundation and relocated to a new street, some original plaster corbels were destroyed in the move.  Only one, broken into four pieces, was remotely salvageable.

After gluing the pieces back together, we removed a century of paint, filled the cracks and resculpted some details that had chipped off. New replacements have been cast for the ones that had been destroyed, and I can't wait to see them all back where they belong.  Stay tuned!