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Victorian spandrel

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Project by DoctorJ posted 377 days ago 967 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Victorian spandrel to decorate the passageway between front hall and dining room. The design is original, inspired by an article in Victorian Homes magazine (Dec 2011 issue). The design is crafted for my wife who is a bird fancier as well as a fan of all things Victorian.

Lots of scroll work.

Also, I had my first try at creating half column turnings visible at the bottom of the 2 side moldings. (I bought the little spindles rather than turn them – that was not worth the trouble.)





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Tom Godfrey

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#1 posted 376 days ago

Very impressed with your work.
Great looking home

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 376 days ago

Being 6’9” tall I don’t like this project one bit :)

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Surfside

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#3 posted 376 days ago

Seriously? That is really amazing and spectacular. I respect the amount of work and effort that you put into it. Great job!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Philip

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#4 posted 376 days ago

Wow, very unique. I like the birds…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 375 days ago

That’s an elegant and classy addition to your home. Beautiful and intricate design. Superb work!

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grosa

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#6 posted 375 days ago

Nice design on the spandrel. Very unique to see birds of that detail on one. I have made lots of Victorian spandrels and that is defiantly unique. Nice job. I just finished a spandrel this week that I will be posting soon.

-- Have a great day.

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DoctorJ

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#7 posted 375 days ago

Thanks all.

For ohwoodeye, you’re right the clearance is only about 6’5”. As my grandma used to say, “duck, your old man’s a goose.”

For grosa, please let me know when you post – I’d love to see your spandrel designs.

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559dustdesigns

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#8 posted 372 days ago

Nice job thanks for sharing.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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