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Elliptical Arch

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ELLIPTICAL ARCH SPECIFICATIONS

Elliptical arches are unique in that the radius constantly changes from the corner to the center. In the center, it’s much gentler. But things really get interesting when you gaze towards the side of an elliptical arch where the curvature really becomes more pronounced. They also blend well with half-circle openings that are under 72". 

Material

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
(High Grade Moisture Resistant)

Thickness (in.)

1” – 1 ½” (depending on width)

Depth (in.)

1” to 5 ½”. Any depth over 5½” will be made as a split (a 2¾” arch for both the front and back of the opening). Lastly, an elliptical arch depth is limited to 18”. Anything greater than 18" is considered a barrel vault.

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Lead Times

Most elliptical arches ship within 5 to 7 business days (in most cases sooner).

Order Updates

The next business day following your order, we’ll email you a projected ship date.

When It Ships

Once your order ships, we’ll email (or text) you tracking information.

Easy to Install

Your elliptical arch kit will come with simple instructions along with a Video QR Code.

HOW TO MEASURE AN ELLIPTICAL DOORWAY ARCH KIT

  1. Measure the depth of your opening to the nearest 1/8”. 
  2. Measure the width of your opening to the nearest 1/8”. 
  3. Enter the location (place) where the elliptical arch will be installed in your project (for example: Entry / Dining Rm, Living / Bdrm Hall, Arch #1).

FINDING YOUR ELLIPTICAL ARCH RISE

For the most part, elliptical arches need to keep a very specific width to rise ratio to keep their look intact. The greater the width, the greater the rise and vice versa. To better understand this, type a width into the above pricing calculator and watch the total rise change according to the width. If you’d like to customize your rise, you’ll need to call us.

HOW TO INSTALL AN ELLIPTICAL DOORWAY ARCH KIT

Every elliptical arch kit comes with tailored installation instructions to your specifications. It really is as simple as measuring and marking the center of your header, marking down from the header your total height, and then aligning and fastening each elliptical arch half to the stud and header.

FAQ

How long does it take to get my elliptical archways?

Elliptical arch kits normally take 5 – 7 business days to manufacture (in most cases sooner). Then add a few days for shipping. Figure about a week and a half to two weeks from date of order.

How do you ship my elliptical arches?

Depending upon the size of your order, most elliptical arch kits ship in boxes via UPS Ground. If you order several arch kits or if you also order a ceiling or wall design kit, it could ship on a pallet via UPS Freight. If you’d like to know how it will ship before placing your order, simply call us and we’ll let you know.

How do you drywall a elliptical arch?

Drywalling an elliptical arch is comprised of measuring the curvature of the arch, cutting the drywall to the curvature and depth, forming and fastening in place. You can also watch our "How to Drywall an Archway" YouTube video.

QUICK TIPS

  • Wetting the back of the drywall (as shown in the video) will make the drywall easier to bend.
  • For tighter rardius elliptical arches, consider using a double layer of either ¼” or ¼” flex drywall.

How do you finish elliptical archways?

Drywall, plaster, wood veneer, brick veneer, trim, tile… the list is seemingly endless. Whether you want your elliptical archway to have a simple or an ornate finish, the choice is yours. You can also watch our "7 Creative Ideas to Finish Your Ceilings & Archways" YouTube video.

what our customers are saying

All Star Homes loves the framing kits that archways and ceilings has to offer. Price is affordable and ordering products that come in a timely manner is impressive. So we have to use these guys on all our custom homes. I would recommend Archways & Ceilings to anyone!

Craig Parker, President

All Star Homes, Killeen, TX

We’ve been using Archways & Ceilings’ soft segmented arches for over 10 years now. They save us time, money and have improved the quality of our homes. Out-of-round and crooked arches are a thing of the distant past. Great product!

Architecture / Purchasing Manager

Home Creations, Moore, OK

Archways & Ceilings’ corbel arches are an elegant look easily achieved at a great price. Plus the quality is top-notch. Look no further, they’re the best at what they do, or your carpenter can do.

Kory Moon
Crescent Builders

Calais has been using Archways & Ceilings since 2009. Their products provide the builder with accurate dome ceilings, barrel vaults, groin vaults, and tudor archways. There has never been a design by any of our architects that Archways & Ceilings has not been able to manufacture. Once you have used Archways & Ceilings, you will never want to do the arches and ceilings any other way.

Christine Riggs / Project Manager

Calais Custom Homes, Southlake, TX

I used to cringe when I’d hear a client request an elliptical arch, because I knew it meant I’d have to build it as oppose to delegating this to one of my guys. Plus the time it takes to build these correctly would take me half a day. Not anymore. Archways & Ceilings elliptical arches are too quick and easy. I couldn’t believe the simplicity as well as the ease of installation with the provided detailed instructions. Truly an amazing product.

Brian Kitchin
Drywall Nation