I need the name for an architectural detail, and my memory won't kick in.
It's a horizontal element on the facade, running across the front of the
building, about two feet below the top of the facade. It's two separate
wood pieces that form a triangle in cross section and protrude from the
exterior abut 3", sort of like
____ top of building
"stringcourse" is the closest I can come to it, but this is only for brick, yes?
Any help would be apreciated
Nope. A freize course is always somewhat flat at its front, although it
itself might have beaded borders or be figured or unfigured.
What he describes is like a crown molding, only for facades, i.e. its
profile is the same top and bottom and there is always brick or stone
between the cornice, however complex, and this molding. I actually
called mine a string course when I had an 1868 replicated at a lumber
place and the guy who hand made the profile knew what I was talking
about. It probably has a name, though.
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