Friday, March 23, 2012
Portico Project: C. Wilkins House Corbels-porch
Most likely this was a bracketed small roof structure that extended beyond the from door. Of course other than how far this went down on the door frame (4 feet) , that is really all we have to go on. Historical evidence suggests that these overhangs extended between 16-24 inches and were held up by decorative corbels on either side of the door.
This will be supplemented by a larger face trim 48 inches long that will be screwed to the corbel and then anchored to the door frame, a top piece 22 inches in length will go on the top and allow a location for a 'drop finial.' We will show the install in an upcoming post