Acorn finial and base for summerhouse

Acorn roof finial
Roof boss for an octagonal summerhouse
Guide Price: £45 - £55
Availability: Commission
Wood: Cedar (if available)

Size: height


9" acorn,
3" base

4" acorn,
9" base.

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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.

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