Acorn finial and base for summerhouse

Pedestal
Roof boss for an octagonal summerhouse
Guide Price: £40 - £45
Availability: Commission
Wood: Cedar (if available)

Size: height

diameter

9" acorn,
3" base

4" acorn,
9" base.

ReferenceFR101
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Description

This acorn finial is a decorative item turned for the apex of an octagonal summerhouse roof. The summerhouse was bought in self-assembly kit form, and included an acorn finial, to rest on top of a circular disc which was just made from a ring screwed to a disc. I thought I could turn something a little more shapely, so I kept the acorn but made a rounded base from cedar wood, which has a high resistance to weathering. All painted to match the summerhouse. Subsequently people have seen the picture on this site and requested a copy - see pictures below.

Inside the summerhouse the roof was to be finished with an 8" diameter piece of plywood to screw into the apex inside, to cover where all the roof panel beams join up. I thought a turned boss would be a little more attractive. The wood is burr oak, giving it the marked patterning. It was finished with mineral oil and beeswax. See example below or on a separate page. Again I have produced others for people on request. Another roof boss example is below, in olive ash.

 

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Summerhouse roof finial
Another acorn finial. Large base (12") for a flatter roof. Acorn in cedar, base in ash

ORIGINAL ACORN FINIAL

Cedar FN101

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Acorn finial for a summerhouse. Left untreated, bare cedar wood ready for painting.

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Thistle finial
Turned finial and base for a summerhouse. Left untreated, bare cedar wood ready for painting.

THISTLE FINIAL

Cedar FN113

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Summerhouse roof finial
Another acorn finial. Large base (12") for a flatter roof. Acorn in cedar, base in ash

ACORN FINIAL

Cedar and ash- FN114

Roof boss for a summerhouse
Roof boss for a summerhouse. Left untreated, bare cedar wood ready for painting.

ACORN FINIAL

Cedar and ash FN117

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Thistle finial
Turned endstops for the strips covering the felting joins

ACORN ENDSTOPS

Cedar FN116

Garden boss
Turned boss for the apex of a summerhouse

ROOF BOSS

Oak - FN101

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Garden boss
Turned boss for the apex of a summerhouse

ROOF BOSS

Oak - FN101

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Olive ash roof boss
Turned endstops for the strips covering the felting joins

PERGOLA ROOFBOSS

Olive ash FN115

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Acorn finial for summerhouse
Acorn finial for a summerhouse in London

SUMMERHOUSE FINIAL

Cedar and ash - FN117

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Thistle finial for summerhouse
Thistle finial for a summerhouse in Edinburgh

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Cedar - FN113

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Acorn finial for summerhouse
Acorn finial, 8 inch diameter base, 11 inches high, supplied bare wood for painting. Guide price £45

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Larch and ash- FN118

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