Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wilkins House Restoration: Portico Project
Our company, in addition to being the restoration consultants for the project, are involved in several restoration projects on site. Currently that is the recreation of the portico that was over the front door of the street facade. I covered the corbel creation on another blogpost., today we talk about the install.
A portico basically is a small porch and its purpose is to provide some protection from rain. This one measures 24x48 and is supported by the two brackets or corbels. The attachment process involved extending the side of the support by attaching a 48 inch board to the back and a 24 inch board to the top This creates a larger attachment surface and provides greater rigidity to the supporting structure. The boards are screwed to the corbel with several 3 inch screws and construction adhesive is also used.
The bracket structure is then attached to the door frame with 4 inch screws that go through the five-quarter trim boards and into the 2x4’s building structure.