Roof finials for garden buildings

From an initial acorn finial with base made for my own summerhouse, I have now made a number of different sized and shaped finials for other people who liked the original and were looking for something similar.

Seasoned cedar or larch in suitable dimensions is not always wasy to source, so my ability to service requests for finials are subject to availability of wood. Cedar is my first choice, then larch, but other timbers can be used, particularly if they are to be painted or sealed. I try to make acorns or other shapes in one piece to reduce any weakness caused by laminating, but this tends to limit width to under 6 inches.

Cost is inevitably dependent on details of size, timber and shape, but is likely to be in the range £50 - £100, plus postage (£3 - 6).

Roof bosses fit on the inside of a roof apex, and not being subject to the weather can be in any suitable wood - oak is shown below.

Finial and roof boss gallery

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 with ash base, ready for painting.

ACORN FINIAL

Cedar and ash FN117

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

THISTLE FINIAL

Cedar FN113

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Ball finial
Ball finial for a summerhouse. Left untreated, bare cedar and larch ready for painting.

BALL FINIAL

Cedar and larch FN119

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Garden boss
Turned boss for the apex of a summerhouse

ROOF BOSS

Oak - FN101

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Thistle finial
Turned endstops for the strips covering the felting joins

ACORN ENDSTOPS

Cedar FN116

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

Garden boss
Turned boss for the apex of a summerhouse

ROOF BOSS

Oak - FN101

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Olive ash roof boss
Roof boss on the underside of a garden pergola

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

SUMMERHOUSE FINIAL

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

ACORN FINIAL

Larch and ash - FN118

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

ACORN FINIAL

Cedar FN110

Acorn finial
Acorn finial. Left untreated, bare cedar wood ready for painting. 7 " base, 10 " high

ACORN FINIAL

Cedar FN118

Summerhouse finial
Acorn finial FN118 on its summerhouse in Nottingham

FINIAL IN SITU

Cedar FN118

Acorn finial
Same acorn as FN118 but on a wider, octagonal base

ALTERNATIVE BASE

Cedar and larch FN118a

Acorn finial
Acorn finial for a summerhouse in Oundle. Left untreated, larch 5" diameter acorn and 9" diameter base.

ACORN FINIAL

Larch FN121

Summerhouse finial
FN121 painted and in position on a summerhouse in Oundle

SUMMERHOUSE FINIAL

Larch FN121

Acorn finial
Acorn finial for a summerhouse. Left untreated, larch acorn, ash base (for the 12" width)

ACORN FINIAL

Larch, ash FN120

Summerhouse finial
FN120 stained and in position on a summerhouse in Surrey

SUMMERHOUSE FINIAL

Larch, ash FN120

Summerhouse finial
A close up of FN120 in situ resting on the roof laths.

SUMMERHOUSE FINIAL

Larch, ash FN120

Acorn finial
Acorn finial for a summerhouse. 12" tall, 10" diameter base.

ACORN FINIAL

Larch, ash FN122

Summerhouse office
Acorn finial for a summerhouse/office in Tamworth. 12" tall, 10" diameter base.

SUMMERHOUSE OFFICE

Larch, ash FN122

Summerhouse finial
A ball finial, 6 inch diameter with 10 inch octagonal base.

BALL FINIAL

Larch FN123

Summerhouse ball finial
Large ball finial for a summerhouse. 6" diameter ball, 11" diameter base. Guide price £90

BALL FINIAL

Oak FN124