Gary Striegler

I do a lot of high-end finish work on the houses I build, and I'm always looking to upgrade the look of my work. Applying composition ornament is the fastest, most economical way I know. Composition ornament is available in literally thousands of patterns for just about any application you can imagine.

Composition ornament, made from pressing a bulk material called "compo" into molds, has been around for centuries. With its beginnings in Europe, composition ornament eventually made its way to this country. Recipes for the compo vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they all contain glue that is activated by heat and water. The supplier I...

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