Victorian Gingerbread Woodwork - Fretwork Spandrels
Spandrels - Custom Turnings, fretwork and tables • 1-800-360-2119
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Victorian GIngerbread wooden spandrels, fretwork, brackets
The origin of the word spandrel is uncertain. It originally referred specifically to the triangular area between an arch in an opening and its corner. Today, its definition has broadened to include the elegant fretwork shown in this section.

Fretwork spandrels are produced by carefully combining brackets and running trim to form a single unit. Some have a symmetrical center scroll design to enhance their effect. Though fretwork spandrels are generally more expensive than brackets alone, or simple running trim, they are the most dramatic way of adding charm and elegance to porch areas or interior openings, such as window and door casements.

All spandrels have 3/4" thick fretwork on a 1-1/4" frame. Great care is taken to ensure that ends are square and spindles are properly spaced.

Our spandrels are available in three standard types of woods.

  1. Pine (for interior or outdoor use in areas with minimal weather exposure)

  2. Cypress (for outdoor use)

  3. Oak (for an authentic stained look)

Pricing shown on SPANDRELS reflects pine construction. Add 20% for cypress, please call for oak pricing.

Spandrels may also be attached to ceilings or ceiling beams as a visual partition separating two living areas which are not separated by walls. In homes where kitchens and dining areas are separated by a counter only, a spandrel may be placed directly above the counter to produce a visually pleasing separation between the two areas.

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spandrels, victorian gingerbread woodwork
Victorian Gingerbread Spandrels
add charm and elegance to exterior
or interior openings - restore the
old world elegance of your
Victorian home or add
a touch of charm to
any place that
needs more

For questions or prompt quotes, please call 1-800-360-2119.

Victorian Gingerbread by
Empire Woodworks,
a Revival of Old World Craftsmanship.

Empire Woodworks • Victorian Gingerbread  • 1717 HWY 281 • P.O. Box 717 • Blanco, Texas 78606
1-830-833-2119 • 1-800-360-2119

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