How to Make Ornamental Brackets | This Old House

29June 2020

One finishing feature on the outside of the Newton house is the decorative brackets under the eaves. To continue the look, the new addition requires over 50 new brackets. Kevin O’Connor meets with Charlie Silva in his shop who is making the brackets himself.

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Kevin O’Connor visits Charlie Silva in his shop as he’s making new decorative brackets to resemble the original ones at the front of the house. He traces them on glued up cedar stock and Kevin cuts them out on the band saw. Then they clean them up on the oscillating spindle sander.Back at the house, newly painted brackets get installed.

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