Dentils


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Dentils

 

(also denticles), a row of small, ornamental rectangular projections on the cornices of the Ionic and Corinthian orders and of one variant of the Roman Doric order. The prototypes of dentils were the small, closely set wooden beam ends of the flat pisé ceiling in the architecture of Ionia.

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Mark the top center of each cabinet, then grab three dentils and mark the center bottom of each.
Trim the dentils at the corners to ensure even wraps around each side of the corner.
cornice: the uppermost member of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium, with rows of dentils, modillions, etc.
The building initially appears to be in the Classical style, with its cornice, frieze, dentils and pediment.
Following these faint lines and the vintage pictures, Dutcher was able to draw a reconstructed floor plan (Mullgardt's plans no longer exist), then restore elements like the benches, dentils on fireplace hearths, and plate rails in living and dining rooms.
The original woodwork was refinished; dentils and Doric columns remain in place.
As for aesthetics, hand-carved scrollwork and dentils that had been concealed over the years by paint or acoustic tile now greet the eye.
For example, the various parts of a classical cornice, all the clutter of dentils, triglyphs, metopes, guttae, architraves and other obscure objects, are merely the vestiges of the ends of roof rafters, the beams on which they rested, pegs to hold them in place, and so on.
Our dentils (D) are made from colonial stop molding (also called Princeton style; Fig.
The fluted mouldings and dentils came from a supplier specializing in Victorian woodwork; the medallions are exact replicas of originals found elsewhere in the home.
Sheltering the counter and patio table is an octagonal gazebo, with custom-turned posts, decorative dentils, and brick paving that echo details of the colonial-style house.
Next door at 1429, the Looms Building seems almost severe with its plain rectangular windows, relieved by dentils with Greek scrolls.