Architectural Ornament

Unique Site Specific Hand Carved Architectural Elements in Wood

Working with noted architects, designers and private clients, Dimitrios creates original hand carved designs for site-specific architectural installations. Skilled in the full range of styles, Dimitrios carves timeless work for architectural projects, including hand carved wood sculpture for restoration.


Related Projects

Teak Door Panels

Teak Door Panels


The client wanted to add some interest to these massive double doors and so requested Dimitrios to produce these decorative panels, out of teak. The client’s designer furnished some ideas consistent with the design vision, and these were refined and adapted by Dimitrios. The eight panels...

Shell Doorway Pediment

Shell Doorway Pediment

East Hampton
New York, USA

Measuring roughly 9 feet by 5 feet by 1 feet (in depth), this shell overdoor awning was carved from solid mahogany and set over double doors in Long Island, NY. The design came from the architect. The millwork fabricator glued up the blank to be 12”...

Square Acanthus Column Capitals

Square Acanthus Column Capitals


These 16 square column capitals, carved out of walnut, were intended for use with interior house columns and newel posts. Dimitrios was hired by the contractor, who provided him with assembled blanks produced by his millwork vendor, and an architect’s drawing. From this, Dimitrios developed the exact design, produced the...

Mahogany Door Pediment

Mahogany Door Pediment


A Boston woodworker sought a pineapple and scroll overdoor pediment for the exterior of a front entrance that he built for a Greek Revival style home. Working from the designer’s sketch, Dimitrios glued up the mahogany blanks and carved the work.

Carved Mahogany Overdoor, with Numbers

Carved Mahogany Overdoor, with Numbers


Carved mahogany overdoor, with house numbers.  

Carved Acanthus Finial

Carved Acanthus Finial


Was this acanthus finial carved or was it turned? Note the deep undercuts.

Acanthus Leaf Capital

Acanthus Leaf Capital


Acanthus leaf capital carved from hickory.

Gilded Mahogany Winged Wall Plaque

Gilded Mahogany Winged Wall Plaque


Mahogany wall plaque, gilded in gold.

Basswood Overdoor Cartouche  Appliqué

Basswood Overdoor Cartouche Appliqué


This basswood cartouche was one of two slightly different pieces carved and applied to trim over an interior door.

Architectural Brackets

Architectural Brackets


Large architectural ornamental brackets, as seen in Dimitrios' studio.