Used as bases for door, window and fireplace framing, plinth
blocks can also be used for columns or pilasters. Simple and functional,
plinth blocks are often used at the base of fireplaces and doors
to bring the eye upward to the mantel or carved rosettes. For several
millennia plinth blocks have been used and have been seen with
such inscribing as moulding, bas relieves or written engravings.
In present-day North America decorative plinth blocks can be carved
with classic patterns such as daisies or targets, or with symbols
or elements from nature such as leaves, fruits, seashells, animals,
and suns. Such materials like poplar, oak, mahogany, white pine,
maple and cherry are available to be used to create the distinct
and unique plinth blocks. All of the plinth blocks at Guide to Wood
Carvings are hand carved and can be finished, painted or left unfinished
to match the decor of your home. Ready to install and ready to create
a distinguished, classic look, plinth blocks are affordable, durable
and most of all beautiful.