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Victorian  Porch Arch / Span Brackets

- All porch brackets are shipped primed and ready to paint -  

      

 

 Porch  Arch/Span Brackets. 

Victorian exterior bracket style arch 2

- Example picture of two long brackets put end to end to form an arch or span -

The Arch Brackets on this page are designed to be put up over an entrance way.   Remember...they don't need to touch at the center to give the entrance way the look of an arched opening. All  Arch Brackets are hand made here in the shop and are constructed from high quality exterior grade MANUFACTURED WOOD   and shipped  with a coat of white primer for your painting.  This makes for a smooth nice bracket that will not warp or lose it's shape over time.   The brackets are priced and grouped according to size.    Questions?  Give me a call

ORDERING - All arch brackets are made here in the shop to order.  Typical construction times run about a week to ten days depending on the order.  Please call to order.

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ARCH / SPAN SYSTEM #50

This Arch / Span system is designed in sections for assembly at your location.  Please see below video for information.- All exterior brackets listed are sanded and shipped coated with a light coat of white primer ready to paint.  Available in any length.

Victorian porch arch bracket system

Victorian Gingerbread Arch Bracket System. 

-MANUFACTURED ONE INCH THICK WOOD

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- Standard Individual section Dimensions -

End pieces 16 1/2 inches tall by approx 13 inches long

Center section(s) vary in length per your requirements.  4 1/2 inches tall. NOTE:  Center sections are constructed up to 48 inches long.  Porch opening requiring longer than 6 feet require multiple sections.

- Pricing -

ONE INCH THICK: Up to Six Feet long $89.95

ONE INCH THICK: Six - Eight  Feet long $109.95

ONE INCH THICK:  Eight - Ten Feet long $129.95

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  - INFORMATIONAL VIDEO -

Trouble viewing video?....VIEW DIRECT VIDEO LINK

 

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ARCH BRACKET STYLE #1

Brackets sold in pairs as you will need (2) TWO to form one arch - All exterior brackets listed are sanded and shipped coated with a light coat of white primer ready to paint. 

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Victorian Gingerbread Arch Brackets.  Sold as a matched pair in a set of Two to form an Arch

Please call to order

Item # ARCH-1

- AVAILABLE IN THREE SIZES -
Dimension choices and pricing - each individual bracket measures:

ONE INCH THICK: 10 1/4 inches high by 20 3/4 inches long  $49.95 PAIR (set of two)

ONE INCH THICK: 12 inches high by 25 inches long  $59.95 PAIR (set of two)

ONE INCH THICK: 14 inches high by 29 inches long  $69.95 PAIR (set of two)

NOTE: Arch brackets are available in larger thickness on a custom order - Call

Before and After - Click for larger view

Victorian arch bracket #1 example

 

Arch #1  - Installed examples with Before and After pictures.

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Thank you to the Thomas family in New York for the great pictures and letter.   When we began to work on this project I knew it would be a great example set of pictures to place here to show the dramatic difference the longer arch brackets can make to a large porch.

"Hi Tom,   Here are the promised pics!  Our porch is beautiful and we get a lot of
compliments on the brackets - I always give them your website!  Thank you
for improving the value of our home and helping us to stand out!"  
Thomas Family Berkshire, NY

 

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ARCH BRACKET STYLE # 2
Brackets sold in pairs as you will need (2) TWO to form one arch - All exterior brackets listed are sanded and shipped coated with a light coat of white primer ready to paint.  NOTE:  I make a matching Door Header for this style of bracket...see - DOOR HEADERS PAGE - for more information.

Victorian exterior bracket style arch 2

- Victorian  Gingerbread Arch Bracket. - sold as a matched pair in a set of Two to form an Arch

Item # ARCH-2 

 1 inch thick manufactured wood

- AVAILABLE IN THREE SIZES -
Dimension choices and pricing - each individual bracket measures:

      ONE INCH THICK: 8 inches high..... by 21 inches long  $49.95  PAIR (set of two)

ONE INCH THICK: 9 5/8 inches high...... by 25 inches long  $61.95 PAIR (set of two)

ONE INCH THICK: 11 1/8 inches high..... by 29 inches long  $69.95 PAIR (set of two)

NOTE: Arch brackets are available in larger thickness on a custom order - Call

Victorian porch exterior bracket style arch 2

 

 

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ARCH BRACKET STYLE # 5
Brackets sold in pairs as you will need (2) TWO to form one arch - All exterior brackets listed are sanded and shipped coated with a light coat of white primer ready to paint. 

Victorian exterior bracket  style Arch-5

Victorian Exterior Gingerbread Arch  Bracket Item # Arch-5  NOTE: SEE BRACKETS # B-40 AND B-41 on our standard bracket page for matching type brackets.  - ANOTHER VIEW -

Item # Arch-5

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Sizes available

Dimension choices - each individual bracket measures:

ONE INCH THICK: 19" x 10 1/2  inches -  $39.95 pair  (set of two)

ONE INCH THICK: 25" x 13 3/4 inches -  $59.95 pair  (set of two)

ONE INCH THICK: 29" x 16 1/4 inches -  $69.95 pair  (set of two)

ONE INCH THICK: 36" x 20 1/2 inches -  $99.95 pair  (set of two)

NOTE: Arch brackets are available in larger thickness on a custom order - Call 

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NEW*  Yes, we now have a special designed Bracket Buddy to go along with our Arch #5 series of arch brackets.

Bracket Buddy Style # BF-14   -  $15.95 ea. (with support bar $20.95)

Dimensions:  20 inches long by 4 3/4 inches high.  With support bar 22 1/2 inches long by 5 1/4 inches high.

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- SEE OUR BRACKET BUDDY PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION -

 

 

 

BRACKET BUDDIES

"Things to go between porch brackets"

Victorian porch bracket buddy

  Yes we have Bracket Buddies to go between Victorian Porch Brackets.  BRACKET BUDDY PAGE

 

- OTHER IDEAS FOR BRACKET BUDDIES -

NOTE:  I can also make any of our door and window headers to an inch thick for use as a bracket buddy

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- SEE DOOR AND WINDOW HEADER PAGE -

 

 

- CUSTOM FRAMES -

 

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Yes we can custom frame any of our brackets  Custom framing information and video

Generally I use a 1 3/4 inch wide redwood board to construct frames.  Beveled edges and installed approx $8 per bracket.

 

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NOTES:

Victorian porch exterior bracket style arch 2A couple of things:  These are large brackets. Much larger than my standard porch/post type brackets.   Not very tall, but quite long.    Most people considering this type of bracket are using it to create a look of an arch over their main entry way onto a porch. Curb appeal.   All porches are so different.  Some smaller, where two of the above brackets might just fit perfectly to form a true arch, others very wide and sweeping.  Some in-between.  As this is such a striking look to an entry way I have a couple of suggestions.  Even before you start measuring, stand back and sort of imagine the look you are going for.  Often times, measuring from that point will give you a better look than just trying to fill the entire entry way with a complete arch.  Smaller sometimes is better for an overall look.   Second, if you have a true Victorian house, you almost can't overdo it.  If you are going for just an accent....less is more. 

Most applications are painted.  The manufactured wood is your best value.    Use a brush to paint to ensure a good coat of paint.

Time wise, it takes me about a week to ten days to work these large brackets through the system.  There are a couple of days of drying times in between the primer coats after I get them cut out.   I know this is an important addition to the look of your home so don't hesitate to give me a call if you have questions...I really don't mind the phone calls.   Tom ......(Thanks to Mark Williams for sending in the installed picture above of his restoration project)

 

Yes I can make custom frames for all of our arch brackets. - Please call to order.

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Victorian Woodshop Video on Redwood Frames for any of our Standard Brackets

Trouble viewing video?   DIRECT VIDEO LINK

 

- BRACKET INSTALLATION 101-

Step one: -   First measure the porch or corner where you want to put a bracket. I always check to make sure the brackets are at a 90 degree angle before they leave. You may find your house corner has shifted over time. Not to worry as any wood putty will fill in any empty spaces.

Step Two: - Select from the list above the design and size that best fits with your plans and remember the brackets can be put up in either direction.     Primered brackets are for painting only.      By painting the pieces in your contrasting house colors and trim, you achieve a clean nice look.

Step Three: - When they arrive, paint and allow to dry overnight.  Use your exterior house paint. 

Step Four: - Paint again as needed for second color.

Step Five: - Now here is the important part. DO NOT TAKE YOUR ELECTRIC DRILL AND START PUTTING IN SCREWS.  Electric drills can be hard to control and you don't want to overdrive the screw into the wood.  Use a hand screw driver for better control.  If you want to use screws you first have to drill pilot holes slightly larger than the nail or screw you wish to use. This way the wood will not split and will expand and contract with your weather conditions.

Make sure you take a before and after picture......you won't believe the difference to the look of the front of your house!

 

- THE ULTIMATE VICTORIAN BRACKET -

Victorian three piece layered porch bracket

Looking for something really fancy? Check out my new line of fancy layered brackets for your 'Painted Lady' project.  I can also make the above Arch-Brackets in a layered design.

- LAYERED PORCH BRACKETS PAGE -

 

 

 

Victorian arch bracket #1 installed example

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Victorian exterior bracket  style B-27

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Victorian porch bracket buddy
"Things to go between your porch brackets"

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