decorative wooden bracket to accent a porch roof
Photo: Ellen McDermott
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Decorative Brackets

When installed in pairs, these large pine brackets create charming arches that soften the angles on an otherwise straight-lined porch.

About $55 each; Vintage Woodworks

Pro Advice: "To get period details right, research the vernacular architecture in your area. Look for antique postcards of your town on eBay. They're like snapshots of an earlier era."
-Irwin Weiner, homeowner
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