Curved Window & Door Pediments

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Project by Richforever posted 05-22-2008 01:56 AM 4457 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago, I converted the old patio into a sunroom. The vinyl siding was pretty plain, and the overhang of the roof above the door looked unbalanced. I spent the whole summer out under the big tree in the backyard routing rails and stiles in clear cedar.

The pediment over the back door was the pattern. I sized all the others to be in proportion to the one over the back door. However, I didn’t figure on how difficult the little ones would be to raise the panel in a piece so small.
All the panels float within the rails and stiles.

The bracket is made from five pieces of cedar that I cut to the same shape using a straight pattern cutting router bit. I made the curves match that of a piece of crown molding. The edges are beaded.

The backyard sure smelled good that summer! Cedar sawdust!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 05-22-2008 02:08 AM

That really add a great touch! Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-22-2008 03:56 AM

looks great…I totally get the sitting under the tree and working…we are working on a SLOOOOOW back yard make over…and I pull a chair under a huge sycamore in my yard and plan in my head the rest of the yard…

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#3 posted 05-22-2008 04:35 AM

Nicely done. Simple forms can really dress up a place.


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#4 posted 05-22-2008 05:28 AM

Fantastic job !!!

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#5 posted 05-22-2008 05:53 AM

Really dressed up the place. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#6 posted 05-22-2008 12:39 PM

This adds a nice architectural detail to your home.

Very nice.

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#7 posted 05-22-2008 02:34 PM

YES! Very nice addition.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#8 posted 05-22-2008 09:37 PM

Awsome, I just had siding put on our victorian style house and you have given me something to think about!


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#9 posted 05-23-2008 08:23 AM

Nice restoration, really looks authenitic, not many homes anymore with nice cornice work and designs like this. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 07-18-2008 08:48 PM

Fantastic job

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#11 posted 11-26-2008 06:26 AM

Great detail work.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#12 posted 02-13-2010 06:51 AM

nice looking trim work…

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#13 posted 02-13-2010 07:16 AM

Nice work they look great.

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