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    I call it part of the fascia


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    Quote Originally Posted by dan orourke View Post
    the triangular section under the rake board end?
    Box cornice

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    Framers in this area call it a "bird box", but box cornice sounds better on a report, unless I guess, your client is a framer from this area

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    "bird box" is the term I learned when I was building houses in GA. That may be a regional term.

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    It's "bird box" here also...but I learned that from framers...

    I think "boxed end of soffitt" or "enclosed soffitt end" would work for most folks.


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    It is also called a "Corner return".

    This website might help with some terms.
    Building Construction & Finishing

    Most of this information comes from a book called "Modern Carpentry" by Willis H. Wagner & Howard Bud Smith, 2003. ISBN # 1-59070-202-6 Publisher is The Goodheart=Wilcox Company.

    It is a book that I use all of the time when it comes to questions about light construction.

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    I call it part of the gable trim


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Nettnin View Post
    I call it part of the fascia
    I'm with you, I think every body else is correct with regarding the framing underneath as to the actual construction terms but the exterior facing is a part of the fascia. Besides, most laymen can get a grip on fascia but lose the ability to understand these other terms. Now if you need to refer to the structural wood elements behind the one by, it might be a good idea to go with some of those terms as applicable in your area.


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    Rake return.

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    In layman terms, its the end corner of the roof.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    In layman terms, its the end corner of the roof.
    To get fancy: ... Northwest or Southeast ... end corner of the roof


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    Cornice return.

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    we old timers call that a "pork chop".


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    Quote Originally Posted by dan orourke View Post
    the triangular section under the rake board end?
    On older houses where the return is three dimensional, and where real carpentry was required, we refer to this detail formally in Central New York as a gable end return. Informally, it's a pigeon walk.

    For this miserable, etiolated, two dimensional detail in modern construction, the term "pork chop" seems just right.


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    I start writing pork chop and people will really wonder what I used to do.

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    Or what you eat...


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