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Ordering Porch Eave Decoration

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Post Face Brackets
You will need one Post Face Bracket for each regular Porch Post and two Brackets for each corner Post. It is optional whether to use a Post Face Bracket on Half Posts. As with regular Brackets, it is desirable to use cardboard "dummies" if you are unsure of which size to order.

You will definitely want to order your Post Face Brackets in a thicker material (at least 1-1/4"), since this thickness will be very prominent from most viewing angles. In fact, some prefer to use Corbels for Post Face Brackets. Our Post Face Brackets are standard at 1-1/2" thick.

Repeating Cornice Brackets
Likewise, thickness is important for Repeating Cornice Brackets, as their front edges will show prominently. The quantity of these Brackets you require is, of course, dependent upon how close you would like to place them and upon how many feet of eave you have.

Once again, "dummies" can help you visualize what your Repeating Cornice Brackets will look like when installed. In this case, it is better to get some scraps of 2 x 4 material, cut several blocks, and temporarily nail into place. Experiment with various spacings until you are satisfied.

Running Trims as Appliques
If you plan to install Running Trim as an applique to the face of the Beam, you can deduct the thickness of Post Face and Repeating Cornice Brackets, as the Running Trim is mounted between these Brackets. You should NOT order optional Framing for your Post Face and Repeating Cornice Brackets if you plan to install Running Trim as applique between these Brackets.

Add all of your required Running Trim lengths together to arrive at the total amount of Running Trim you will need. If the Running Trim you want is sold in a fixed length, divide your total requirements by this fixed length, and order to the next greater whole piece of Running Trim. For example, if you determine that you will need a total of 22 feet of Running Trim, and if your chosen style comes in 4 foot lengths, then 22 divided by 4 equals 5.5, so you would order 6 lengths. You can then trim to fit or butt pieces together to fill each space between Brackets.

When using Running Trim as an applique you should NOT order the optional moulded Top Rail.

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