Sunburst Gables Give Your Home That Extra Flair
by bomraboss | 17 May 2016 | Projects
This is one of my favorites. Favorite for its simplicity. This home was built above Dalton Gardens, in Idaho. The sun is bandsaw art of an evergreen tree set into the sun. Below the sun and the burst is a band, which is set in 3D to the siding trim. The cedar siding used for the rays all point to the middle of the complete circle of the sun.
Are you looking for something dramatic that will set your home apart? Let people know you are creative and you love your home by creating and installing a dramatic sunburst flair in the gable – or two. Here are a few examples of some we have done over the years.
We can carve sunbursts into furniture, too!
This one, on the right, was created in Monroe, Washington. At the time, the house was in an obscure development of acreage tracts, north of town in the country. Fewer than a half-dozen homes were built and this house was near the end, the second to last cul-de-sac; so traffic was nill, if at all. By the end of the first day’s work on this gable, there were several cars going in and out of the cul-de-sac to look at the gable. By the end of the second day, there was non-stop traffic; which continued for a few days.
The sun, in this gable, is bandsaw art of the sun rising over the mountains. Very appropriate for this venue. Above the band are reverse corbels and a water sill. Under the band is cut, dentil molding. All these products were created in our shop. All the cedar bursts point to the center of the sun.
This sun burst was installed for our plumber’s brother. We built the entire home, as is the case with every one of these gable pics on this page. But we can also install a burst on a home built by others.
My banker, at that time, grew up on this street and her grandfather’s house, which was nothing more than a cabin, was on this lot. It was quite the coincidence and everyone was excited to see the improvements to the property. We tore the cabin down and built this house.
The gable is a simple burst and, along with the cedar face on this wall, accents the house nicely.
This burst is on a duplex. The far duplex has a giant sunflower in bandsaw art for the sun. The front duplex has a band which takes an incline upward to the right. After the inclining band, the rest of the gable is finished in rounded and diamond shaped shingles. These are individually applied, not sheets.
The sun sits at the crotch of the band and all the rays or beams point to the crotch of the angle. This work so impressed the president of the graphic artists union, he bought the place.
Here are two gables shown together. The top one was built south of Bothell, Wa, just off Simonds Road. This house is fully engineered and where the corner of the upstairs comes together, you would normally expect to see a post in the garage holding it up (and the beam) – but there is no beam or post. The wonders of mathematics.
The bottom gable is off a house in Moses Lake. This house has a lower roof pitch than the one above but the two gables are shown together because they are similar. The sun is bandsaw art with a double or triple keystone at the top. Below the sun is a water sill above the band. Then there are block dentils, set on another band to bring them out past the cut dentil molding below them.
This is a sunburst built in to the gable of a new deck. The sun is not quite a half round with squared off ends. Cedar siding is used for the burst. Below the sunburst is a water sill, then a band and below the band are block dentils. This gable not only makes the deck unique but it gives the home a very distinguishing look.