Introduction to Cornices
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To be most effective, Window and Door Cornices should be built to custom lengths.
So that's what we do! We carefully handcraft your Cornices to precise custom lengths for less than you'd expect to pay for regular fixed-length ones. How can we do that, you ask? We have special production techniques that permit custom lengths as part of our normal day's work.
Katie Cornice used to protect curtains and display collectibles in photo above.
Door and Window Cornices can be strictly decorative, provide usable shelf space above a door or window, or easily hide hardware at the top of blinds, shades, curtains, or drapes. When used above windows they also keep dust from collecting on the tops of window coverings because all of our Cornices have solid top.
Our Cornices are frequently used in places other than over doors and windows. Unique shelves, spice racks, flower boxes, and mantels are all good possibilities.
The photo at right (courtesy of Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine) shows the Rebecca Cornice used above a bathroom mirror. Decorative greenery and other items adorn the top, while the light fixture is hidden under the Cornice. This stained Cornice perfectly complements the rustic look in this bathroom!
The photo at left shows another of our Rebecca Cornices (Brackets omitted) used as a great Mantel Shelf.
Please see our Cornice Usage Photos for additional ideas and please also review How to Measure for Window/Door Cornices for help determining the correct custom lengths to order.
We completely assemble each Cornice, then remove a few screws to permit safe shipping (fully insured, of course). Installation instructions are included with your shipment.