Victorian Wooden Coving

Wooden coving is an essential component of the interior design of a period house. Coving is used at the join between walls and ceilings to make the room proportions and aesthetics appear perfect. Whilst plaster coving is most commonly used for this purpose, wooden coving is used on the exterior of houses and around the top of kitchen units, cabinets and wardrobes. Our variety of Victorian coving styles and profiles are available in softwood (redwood) and a choice of hardwoods. Victorian cornices are fixed with panel pins to secure them in place, screws and wood glue. To make the joins around corners, the ends of the coving or cornice (the words coving and cornice are interchangeable) will need to be mitred at 45-degree angles. Once finished it would be filled and painted, although it can be left unpainted and waxed or varnished to match in with other wood items in the room. Your ceiling height will determine the size, style and design of coving that is appropriate. Cornice styles range from the very plain straight runs to designs decorated with lattice work, acorns, grape vines and acanthus leaves to name a few.