Victorian bracket

Being a woodworker typically also means you get to work on your house as well.  Owning an old Victorian house gives me plenty of opportunities to do just that! (Probably more than I'd like!)

In this example, I had a rotting bracket that attaches under the roof line to a dormer.  This decorative piece is not something I can buy in a store and I certainly didn't want to just remove it, and the matching one on the other side.  So, I built it using some scrap wood I had laying around in the shop.

After building it, I gave it two coats of primer all around before hanging it up.  Then I painted it in place.  It came out beautifully, and you can't notice it's a replacement -- other than it looks a lot sharper than the old used to look!


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