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    Default Decorative exterior feature

    Please see the photo via link below. I'm wondering about the fan type feature above the porch on this bungalow, which probably dates from the 1940s or so. Has anyone seen this or a similar type of ornamentation? I'm curious as to how common or uncommon it might be, and any other background on it. Thanks much.

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    Default Re: Decorative exterior feature

    It is called a sunburst. I don't know the history but I have seen that exterior trim on some Victorians and Queen Annes.

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    Default Re: Decorative exterior feature

    Check with Fypon or Aztek or any of the hunnerts of foam manufacturers

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    Default Re: Decorative exterior feature

    Yes, someone told me that it's called a sunburst pediment. I've found some of the similar items that are currently available. Nothing like the old style though, made by a wood craftsman.

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    Default Re: Decorative exterior feature

    These seem to date to the late Art-Deco period but were popular later on too. They can be replicated in wood rather easily by using tapered siding and keeping the thin edge while angle-ripping the thick edge. The center board isn't tapered and caps the rest. The one in the pic is larger than most but sure looks good on the period-proper house!

    Phil

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    Default Re: Decorative exterior feature

    According my knowledge it should be sunburst. But i love this home design.

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    Default Re: Decorative exterior feature

    They can be replicated in wood rather easily by using tapered siding and keeping the thin edge while angle-ripping the thick edge.

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    Default Re: Decorative exterior feature

    Quote Originally Posted by floringhardwood44 View Post
    They can be replicated in wood rather easily by using tapered siding and keeping the thin edge while angle-ripping the thick edge.
    Just what I said a few posts and a few months back

    Phil

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