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.
Pine (for interior or outdoor use in areas with minimal
Cypress (for outdoor use)
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.
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
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