Mathews Inc.
Antler chandelier makers
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Contributors to this thread:
Bake 06-Dec-21
[email protected] 06-Dec-21
smarba 06-Dec-21
Meat Grinder 06-Dec-21
grizzley21 06-Dec-21
APauls 06-Dec-21
squirrel 13-Dec-21
Bob H in NH 13-Dec-21
DonVathome 14-Dec-21
smarba 15-Dec-21
Scoot 15-Dec-21
Bou'bound 16-Dec-21
Whocares 16-Dec-21
Whocares 16-Dec-21
BULELK1 19-Dec-21
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From: Bake
06-Dec-21
My wife and I are building a new house. We’re building a dining room that is 19’6” x 11’6”. 10 foot ceiling. Will have a 12x4 Amish made table under it. I’m giving my wife 2 small elk racks, 6 small whitetail sheds, and 13 full whitetail racks from about 110”-140”

We’d like to find a chandelier maker to use our antlers for a custom creation to put in this dining room over the table.

Anybody know of anyone?

06-Dec-21
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From: smarba
06-Dec-21
Pretty easy to make one yourself. Find chandelier size you want. Paint drab or with textured stone paint, strap antlers to chandelier with leather strips tied. I made one of deer antlers from a trashy fixture in our house we were going to throw away. Turned out amazing. I will have to get a photo as it's currently at a rental home.

From: Meat Grinder
06-Dec-21
Log home magazines usually have ads for antler lighting. Maybe one of those companies would be willing to use your antlers to make one for you. Please be sure to post pics when you get it done!

From: grizzley21
06-Dec-21
try these guys,,,,,,,,,,, antler chandelier shop,,, phone #800.975.4214........ they do custom orders,,,,,,,,

From: APauls
06-Dec-21
Hey Bake good friend of mine makes amazing chandeliers. Lives about a mile from me. Let me know if you want contact info. I could check up on it for ya ;)

He has all his antler buying licenses etc

From: squirrel
13-Dec-21
I make them. Using someones antlers is difficult but not impossible. Generally I start with a pile of dozens ( or hundreds) to end up with a well balanced and matching chandelier of 10-15 total antlers. Mixing species makes it even more challenging, all depends on what the guy with the money wants, like everything else in the world. Give me a call at 970-531-0555 and I can send pics of previous work.

From: Bob H in NH
13-Dec-21
Call "bone heads " buffalo wy.

From: DonVathome
14-Dec-21
I am with squirrel I briefly looked into it. Depends of how far you want to go with it. There is a reason they are crazy expensive. Not sure if this is the right term but they use laser guided drill to run wires through and horns.

I am sure Smarbas is amazing - that is the other option - trying to DIY and hide wires - not a good plan unless you have 50 hours or more of time to do it - cutting a groove and patching to match horns.

It all depends on the results you are looking for. Not sure about mixing deer & elk horns personally I would prefer one or the other - but it could come out amazing I am jsut having a hard time picturing it.

From: smarba
15-Dec-21

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I only have a poor cell phone picture, but the chandelier looks amazing in person. It started out as a gaudy brass chandelier worthy of the scrap heap. I painted the entire thing with stone textured spray paint.

Next I replaced the top and bottom portions of the body with gray aged sections of log that I drilled holes through and threaded the original long threaded rod through that held the gaudy brass shapes together in the first place.

Then I arranged deer antlers and connected them to the arms of the chandelier with bailing wire so I could bind them tightly, and wrapped leather strips around the connections to cover the wire.

The candelabra bodies were originally white so I spray painted them bronze.

From: Scoot
15-Dec-21
Really well done, Carl! Looks awesome!

From: Bou'bound
16-Dec-21
that looks great. really well done.

From: Whocares
16-Dec-21

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Here's one I bought at the Kremmling fair maybe 15 yrs ago at a booth a guy from the Grandby area had. It is 3 ft diameter. Also bought an all elk Antler glass topped coffee table and a elk Antler floor lamp from him. He made all of them . Said he found a lot of sheds but bought most of them. Can't recall his name. Maybe Squirrel or somebody in that area knows of him. Believe he was native American.

From: Whocares
16-Dec-21

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From: BULELK1
19-Dec-21

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Those are really nice-looking Chandeliers ..........

Here is a place that ya might want to looking Bake, see my link.

I've talked with them a couple times over the years.

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With the price of shed antlers being $12--$15 a pound and you having so many, have ya thought about trading them for something that's already done?

That's what I did on the 1 in my Master Bedroom,

Robb

From: BULELK1
19-Dec-21

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Not big and overwhelming just for the M-Bedroom

From: BULELK1
19-Dec-21

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Whatever you decide, enjoy for sure

Good luck, Robb

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