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sunburst pediments + pilasters = beautiful exterior door trim

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portland entrance pediment
pediment portland
Portland Pediment
entrance pediments AE350

83"L x 25-1/4"H x 2-3/4"D

list price: $764.99
your price: $611.99
entrance pediment chicago
chicago pediments for entrance
Chicago Pediments

small pediment - AE352
47-1/2"L x 22-1/2"H x 3-1/4"D

list price: $447.50
your price: $358.00

medium pediment - AE353
51"L x 22-1/2"H x 3-1/4"D

list price: $474.08
your price: $379.26

large pediment - AE351
68"L x 22-1/2"H x 3-1/4"D

list price: $716.63
your price: $573.30
sunburst entrance pediments
sunburst pediments for entrance
Sunburst Pediments

small pediment - AE320
55-7/8"L x 18-3/4"H x 2"D

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your price: $327.11

medium pediment - AE322
79"L x 21"H x 2"D

list price: $545.73
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large pediment - AE321
86-1/2"L x 23"H x 2"D

list price: $685.63
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charleston entrance pediments
charleston pediments with sunburst
Charleston Pediments

extra small pediment - AHE32
32"L x 13"H x 2-3/4"D

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small pediment - AHE36
36"L x 13"H x 2-3/4"D

list price: $311.60
your price: $249.28

medium pediment - AHE44
44"L x 18"H x 2-3/4"D

list price: $374.67
your price: $299.74

large pediment - AHE56
56"L x 21"H x 2-3/4"D

list price: $490.63
your price: $392.50

extra large pediment - AHE68
68"L x 24"H x 2-3/4"D

list price: $716.63
your price: $573.30

xx large pediment - AHE81
81"L x 25-5/8"H x 3-3/4"D
overall width = 86-1/2"

list price: $873.50
your price: $698.00
dentil door pediment
dentil pediment
Dentil Door Pediment
pediments DOD120

48-5/8"L x 9-13/16"H x 3-3/8"D

list price: $ 270.75
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traditional pediment Traditional Pediment

43-1/2"L x 14-3/6"H x 2-3/8"D

victorian pediment for doors and windows
victorian pediment
Victorian Pediment
pediments DOD140

39-3/8"L x 12-3/8"H x 3/4"D

list price: $ 154.75
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memphis window and door pediment
pediment memphis
Memphis Pediment
pediments DOD150

39-9/16"L x 6-1/8"H x 9/16"D

ellington pediment
pediment ellington
Ellington Pediment
pediments DOD161

36-1/4"L x 8-7/16"H x 1-9/16"D

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pediment onlay
onlay for pediment
Pediment Onlay
pediments DOD170

41-3/8"L x 9-7/8"H x 1-3/8"D

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Pediments are beautiful architectural embellishments for doors and windows. Door pediments make the first impression a lasting one. Classic elegance of our pediments makes any entryway distinctive. Door pediments are simple to install.

exterior pediments

Transforming entryway with entrance pediments

Since your front entryway is the first impression guests and visitors will form of your home, it makes good sense to give some thought to how you can create a welcoming feeling while expressing your personal sense of style. Adding an entrance pediment could hardly be simpler, and you'll be happy to know that there are all sorts of styles and sizes of pediments from which you can choose... read on exterior pediments >>



What is the Origin of Pediments?

Pediments were first used by the Greeks in their construction of temples. It was put on top of the colonnade at the main entrance of the temple. It contained larger sculptures that depicted the god or the goddess. The Pediment would be placed on top of the Entablature which consists of Metopes and Triglyphs. Triglyphs were the fluted pieces that would be placed between Metopes (or the pieces with more statues telling the story of the triumphs and the importance of the god).

The pediment was one of the key pieces of the Doric Order - which included fluted columns, simple square-top capitols, no base, but a set of steps which lead up to the colonnade itself. It is a significant building that is studied by many architects due to the precision that was achieved with no real measuring devices and due to the grandeur that was achieved through such a simple design. There are very interesting features of the Doric Order that go beyond the beauty of the pediment - the actual columns get thicker to the middle as to mimic the look of a flexed muscle as to breathe life into the building.

What about pediments in modern times?

Many of the facades and interiors today contain Pediments. It is a great way to frame your doorway and bring some definition to the room. One building that revived the idea of the pediment successfully in the exterior architecture is the Chiswick House in London, built by Lord Burlington.

The design pushed the boundaries even further from the Parthanon by using Corinthisn order capitols and Doric order columns. The entablature (right below the pediment) is rather simple as to not confuse the eye. Even though a lot of the uses for the pediment are for the outside, their beauty is easily transferred to the inside of the home.

Pediment in Your Home

Having a pediment in your home is a perfect way to embellish a doorway or a window; it is a perfect way to add architectural structure to the inside of the room, and therefore adding architectural details to the house overall.

A great way to use and accentuate the pediment itself is to put it above a doorway and put a pilaster on each side of the doorway. It can either be painted or left white which shows up as a very intriguing contrast on walls which are painted in a brighter or richer color. Aside from being a detail of supreme grandeur, it is also something that is accessible and something that can be integrated into many different styled homes.