Timber Architrave

Timber Architrave

The original purpose of architraves was to cover the gap between the door casing and the wall, this is often uneven and in days gone by would also have been very draughty, a timber architrave covers all this. 

As time went on architraves along with skirting boards grew more elaborate and they became part of the established set of decorative mouldings used in all properties, from the simple narrow architraves used in Victorian terraces through to the wider more detailed often two piece architraves used in the grander houses.

Plinth blocks were used to deal with the messy joint between the skirting board and the architrave and add another layer of style, 

 

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