|Wooden fretwork designs suitable for Edwardian, Federation, Victorian and Californian bungalow houses|
Some illustrations below are of a home at 87 Avoca Street Randwick which sold recently (Feb 2012) for $2050000
Examples of fretwork used in exteriors
Decorative verandah trim
Verandah Corner Brackets and Inserts
Door and Window Awnings
Friezes and Fretwork
Examples of fretwork used in interiors
Carved woodwork adorned balconies, veranda, and porches with heavy wooden fretwork adorning verandas.
|Verandah fretwork and fretwork Gable decoration at 43 Rangers Road Cremorne|
|Verandah and gable fretwork decorating the Exterior, 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK|
|Semi detached Federation homes in Randwick showing decorative fretting|
|Magnificent entrance to 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK framed by verandah fretwork|
An arched bay window:
|Art Nouveau fretwork arch in Randwick|
|Ornate picture rail and chimney frieze at 41 Victoria Street, Roseville|
|Room division arch(L) and screen (R) in 34 Johnson Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067|
These internal fretwork arches traditionally divide the ‘public’ from the private parts of a house, much as hallway curtains would close off a private section of a Victorian style house.
These diagrams courtesy of http://www.woodworkers.com.au
|Basic Arch styles|
|Pedestal Arch styles|
Much more details of these arches are available at http://www.woodworkers.com.au/website/pdfs/FAQs/WW_arches_brackets.pdf
Fanlight designs enhance your door opening.
|Examples of fretwork fanlights for heritage home interiors|
|Impressive Fanlight fretwork around the staircase and spandrels beneath the bench seating at 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK|
1. The roughly triangular space between the left or right exterior curve of an arch and the rectangular framework surrounding it.
2. The space between two arches and a horizontal molding or cornice above them.
|Impressive fretwork spandrels frame the front entrance at 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK|
|Eloise Spandrels in use|
These are placed 1ft to 1ft 8in below the ceiling cornice to form a frieze.
|Edwardian picture rails at 29 Grandview Street, Pymble, NSW|
|Decorative picture rails at 29 Grandview Street, Pymble, NSW|
|Picture rails in this room are painted subtely, but still present|
|Alisterbrae picture rails|
|Wall panelling and picture rails at Edzell House 76 St Georges Road Toorak Melbourne|