Federation Fretwork


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Wooden fretwork designs suitable for Edwardian, Federation, Victorian and Californian bungalow houses
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

Carved woodwork adorned balconies, veranda, and porches with heavy wooden fretwork adorning verandas.

Decorative verandah trim

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Verandah fretwork and fretwork Gable decoration at 43 Rangers Road Cremorne

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Verandah and gable fretwork decorating the Exterior, 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK

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Semi detached Federation homes in Randwick showing decorative fretting

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Magnificent entrance to 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK framed by verandah fretwork

Verandah Corner Brackets and Inserts

Timber Corner Brackets and Inserts add that finishing touch to a verandah.
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Decorative verandah fretwork at 108 Elphin Road, LAUNCESTON, 7250


Door and Window Awnings

Corner brackets help provide the solution for protection against heat and weather.
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Window awnings or hoods


Barge-Boards and FinialsBarge-boards and finials highlight period style.
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Prominent finials adorn the roof and decorative fretwork arches support the verandah
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Barge Boards used in Glebe Victorian Terraces


Gable Fretworks

These gable fretworks highlight and add contrast to the pitch of the roof.
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Edzell House 76 St Georges Road Toorak VIC

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Edwardian style house in Heidelberg Victoria

Fascia Trim

Fascia trim designs to the barge-board or fascia board add extra character.
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Arundel has decorative fretwork frieze along the verandah


Friezes and Fretwork

Friezes and fretwork add charm and warmth.
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Balustrading

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108 Elphin Road, LAUNCESTON, 7250

Examples of fretwork used in interiors

An arched bay window:
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Grand foliage pedestal arch frames an Alisterbrae bay window



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Art Nouveau fretwork arch in Randwick
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Ornate picture rail and chimney frieze at 41 Victoria Street, Roseville

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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
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Basic Arch styles

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arch details


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Pedestal Arch styles

Much more details of these arches are available at http://www.woodworkers.com.au/website/pdfs/FAQs/WW_arches_brackets.pdf

Fretwork Fanlights

Fanlight designs enhance your door opening.
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Examples of fretwork fanlights for heritage home interiors

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Impressive Fanlight fretwork around the staircase and spandrels beneath the bench seating at 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK

Fretwork Spandrels

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.
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Impressive fretwork spandrels frame the front entrance at 87 Avoca Street RANDWICK

Eloise Spandrels are complemented by Triangle E Post Face Brackets, Turned Posts, and Balusters:
Eloise Spandrels in use
Eloise Spandrels in use

Picture rails

These are placed 1ft to 1ft 8in below the ceiling cornice to form a frieze.
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Edwardian picture rails at 29 Grandview Street, Pymble, NSW

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Decorative picture rails at 29 Grandview Street, Pymble, NSW

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Picture rails in this room are painted subtely, but still present

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Alisterbrae picture rails

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Wall panelling and picture rails at Edzell House 76 St Georges Road Toorak Melbourne