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smokey847 02-04-2012 05:17 PM

What would you call this?
 
Looking to buy/build one of these for a long white wall. Not necessarily looking for the shutter look, but just to break the eye up where a window should be. Thanks!

http://media.merchantcircle.com/1947...ched_full.jpeg

bob22 02-04-2012 06:07 PM

Shutter is what I'd call it.
Perhaps, cabinet door depending on size?

Hardway 02-04-2012 06:19 PM

Cannon port!

joecaption 02-04-2012 06:30 PM

I agree shutters is what I would google.
Simple to make, and far cheaper then buying them.

smokey847 02-05-2012 02:56 PM

Great. Finally found some images of what I am looking for.

http://img4.southernliving.com/i/200...-l.jpg?400:400

Here is the sparse white wall I would like to do this on. The main house has black shutters, so I want to stick pretty closely to the look of the above picture. Any recommendations or tips of framing it out to appear it is a window frame?

http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/48...600x600Q85.jpg

I am probably going to look for shutters that will arch at the top to give it that carriage house look. Thanks for the recommendations!

ddawg16 02-05-2012 09:17 PM

They are called storm shutters.....in the old days, people would actually close them to protect the windows.

You can buy them at HD or Lowes.

homesower 04-22-2012 04:40 PM

I understand the problem. Long areas of blank wall look wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

I am going to suggest some additional solutions. 1) A big tall bush 2) a trellis with vines, roses or an espaliered fruit tree or something along the line of a 4) tresllisted arbor, with a park bench or swing underneath it.

The shutter isn't a bad idea, I am just offering alternatives.

Its hard to tell from the limited area shown, but you could make that area a nice little hidden quite spot with the trellis, the bench and some bushes concealing that area from the drive. People naturally like quiet corners and hedged in areas that offer seclusion while breaking up the open areas of the yard. Just like you don't want a big blank wall, be careful of big blank yards.

tony.g 04-22-2012 06:44 PM

[quote=smokey847;844236]Looking to buy/build one of these for a long white wall. Not necessarily looking for the shutter look, but just to break the eye up where a window should be. Thanks!

/quote]

Never mind the wooden bit. What's the brick bond called?

bob22 04-22-2012 08:02 PM

"Never mind the wooden bit. What's the brick bond called?"
running bond? Not sure what the question refers to?

tony.g 04-23-2012 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 904976)
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running bond? Not sure what the question refers to?

Just curious as to what the bond might be called, as the perpends all seem offset from the centre of the brick immediately below, which is unusual. Was wondering if anyone knew if there was a special name for it.

Big Stud 04-23-2012 08:39 AM

Could you find a starving artist to do a faux shutter job for you? :yes:

BigJim 04-23-2012 11:36 AM

Put brick mold on the wall and install shutters like the picture shows, or put a window in.

homesower 04-23-2012 09:24 PM

Bond name
 
That is a stretcher bond, also known as a running bond. They modify if further based on the overlap, so this would be a 3/4 running bond.

Since it doesn't have any bricks running sideways to tie it into another layer of brick it suggests that it is just a veneer. There is usually a cavity between it and whatever it is anchored too, so it is also called a cavity wall.

jmh2148 04-23-2012 09:41 PM

Looks like a residential version of a faux window. Faux windows are used in commercial construction to comply with ordinances that require a building facade to face a certain direction.

pucks101 04-24-2012 09:06 PM

Kinda looks like a Hay-Load Barn Door, the little door under the gable, above the big doors...


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