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You can find all sorts of interesting things on Amazon reader reviews these days. My friend Meredith Scheff-King sent me a link to the page for Hatchbox 3D Wood Filament for printing a wood-like finish. On it, among other projects being shown by readers using this product, was a comment about 3D printed architectural elements, namely rosette blocks and plinth blocks, used in a Victoria library build. The results are pretty impressive.

Victorian Rosette Block

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Here’s Thingiverse user craeen’s design for the rosette block. And here’s the page description:

A thin rosette block to match a particular molding (House of Fara, Part #786). I used one of bratskbars beautiful designs for the main decoration piece. Be sure to check out the coordinating plinth block, also a remix from another of bratskbars designs. We printed it in wood filament and will stain it later.

Victorian Plinth Block

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For the bottoms of the columns of the library shelf, these plinth blocks were printed using the “wood” filament and stained to look like real wood. Craeen writes:

A thin plinth block to match a particular moulding (House of Fara, Part #786). I used one of bratskbars beautiful designs for the main decoration piece. Be sure to check out the coordinating rosette, also a remix from another of bratskbars designs. We printed it in wood filament and will stain it later.

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Besides the rosettes and plinths, craeen also designed, printed, and installed candle holders (with LED lights) and some other Victorian architectural elements. And s/he even collected a library of 3D printable figure busts and printed out an Einstein bust (not shown here).