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How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

Posted by threeapples (My Page) on
Tue, May 22, 12 at 13:17

Fypon's site offers several options, but I have no idea how to determine which is the best scale for our house. Any suggestions how to go about doing this? thanks.


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

Please post pictures of the elevations and the fypon crown your thinking of using.


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

I would defer to your architect on this one! There is much that is tricky about that - size/scale etc.


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

I'm going to get my architect's recommendation and post back to see what you all think. thanks.


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

Hi,
Found a textbook on the subject of classical proportioning online.
Casey

Here is a link that might be useful: From Vitruvius to Vignola


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

Casey, I love reading that stuff. Thanks!


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

I would also consider getting a copy of

Get Your House Right by Marianne Cusato et al.
with forward by H.R.H. Prince of Wales (so it must be good)

It's full of examples of how to get classical detailing right.

Here is a link that might be useful: Get Your House Right


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

Thanks, we have that book and it was awesome when designing our house, but it got packed away by accident. I'll have to search for it. Thanks for reminding me!!!


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RE: How to pick size for exterior Fypon dentil molding?

"H.R.H. Prince of Wales (so it must be good) "

You mean the cube champion?


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