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I’ve been slowly working on some new columns. I started these a while back then moved houses and had to take a step back. Been working on them here and there with many changes along the way. Anyway here are some photos of the process (sorry didn’t document it as much as I should have. Just been working at them any chance I get some free time).

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Oh wow. Those are really great and they look really solidly constructed too. I love the cutout with the skelly/skulls on each one and the backlit signage is clever. Great paint job too!

Two skeleton thumbs WAY up for this!
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Oh wow. Those are really great and they look really solidly constructed too. I love the cutout with the skelly/skulls on each one and the backlit signage is clever. Great paint job too!

Two skeleton thumbs WAY up for this!
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Thanks!! And yes they are way over built and super heavy. But I also wanted to make sure they would hold up to strong winds. I also plan on putting a gate on them for across the driveway so they needed to be solidly built.
 

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Love these! Making them heavy is good. We get killer winds in October and ours have never fallen over. Strong work!
 

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Love these! Making them heavy is good. We get killer winds in October and ours have never fallen over. Strong work!
Ya we get some pretty nasty weather here in October as well. I wanted to make sure these would be able to withstand pretty much anything thrown at them.
 

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Some very impressive work,to be sure. I think I like the way the little one has white mortar between the bricks. It tends to break up the space and add a touch of realism that leaving the gaps untouched on the larger ones could benefit from. Not that anyone will notice as they go screaming by on their way to get candy, but it is a suggestion. :)
 

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Some very impressive work,to be sure. I think I like the way the little one has white mortar between the bricks. It tends to break up the space and add a touch of realism that leaving the gaps untouched on the larger ones could benefit from. Not that anyone will notice as they go screaming by on their way to get candy, but it is a suggestion. :)
Thanks for the compliments 😀!! Good eye noticing the missing mortar as well. I actually just haven’t finished painting them yet. I still want to paint the mortar, build a gate for between them, and add frosted plexi or something behind the cut out lettering to make it stand out more. I’ll be sure to update the photos as I go.

I also really really want to build a hearse to go along with all this just need to find the time now.
 

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Worked on adding the gate for one of the columns. The other column will have the same gate and it will span the width of the driveway. I think the rusted paint job turned out pretty good. I like it better then the plain black. Lots to do still!!
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