Missing, perhaps, from the time the house was built, the should-have-been shingled Foursquare porch now completes the home.
These companies make period-inspired products including columns, porch systems, architectural elements, shutters, and other exterior millwork suitable for Bungalows, Craftsman houses, Tudors, and houses of the Revival.
With the popular old-house restoration movement is in its fourth decade, manufacturers are creating traditional millwork elements from high tech materials, and engineering better systems.
Arts & Crafts exterior millwork—wood that can rot—needs maintenance and occasional replacement. If this summer’s projects include a punky porch, you’ll appreciate these guidelines.
Some new projects around the country illustrate how the use of revival millwork elements and period details lend scale, quality, and style to a porch, a house, or a backyard structure.
Check out a dramatic before-and-after conversion, plus a new porch and pergola, a kitchen and bath—and more of our favorite Arts & Crafts millwork details.