Ball finial and base for summerhouse

Ball finial
Roof boss for an octagonal summerhouse
Guide Price:£45 - £55
Availability:Commission
Wood:Cedar or larch
as available)

Size: height

width

5" ball,
2 " base
9" base.

ReferenceFR119
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Ball finial

This ball finial requested by Keith to replace an ageing decaying version on his summerhouse. It is turned to fit on the apex of his octagonal roof. The ball is made from cedar, the base is from larch. The choice of wood is dependent on what is available from my suppliers.

The finial was supplied untreated in its natural wood state. I would recommend painting or staining, though cedar would fade away gracefully over 15 to 20 years if left untreated; the larch would go a little quicker though it is a resinous wood with some durability.

Two alternative versions of the ball finial are shown below. There are a number of other examples of differently shaped roof finials on a separate page, along with some roof bosses for the inside and underside of the roof.

Other versions

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

BALL ON OCTAGONAL BASE

Cedar FN101

More about this ball finial

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

BALL ON STEM AND ROUND BASE

Cedar FN110

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

ACORN FINIAL

Cedar FN113