The wooden building of the village community centre from Opaka (the Ethnographic Park "Przygródek" at the Museum of the Eastern Borderland in Lubaczów) has an elongated rectangular layout with a porch on the axis of the front elevation. It is covered with a gable roof with triangular gables on the shorter sides. In the corners of the gables, there are eaves brackets, which have a structural and decorative function.
The eaves bracket has the form of a triangle and consists of a vertical plank cut in the form of an S-shaped beam, which connects to the horizontal, profiled beam at the bottom, and the corner, diagonal rafter at the top. The whole is mounted on the profiled end of the longitudinal purlin. The decoration of the bracket is designed in the so-called alpenstil. In the 1st third of the 20th century, it gained great popularity in wooden construction in the vicinity of Lubaczów. The form of the most visible detail, i.e. the S-shaped beam, reflects the tensions of the compressive-expansion forces acting in the corner of the roof. In terms of ideas, it symbolizes vitality and prosperity.
Item: Roof Eaves Bracket (motif: an S-shape beam)
Material, technique: pine board, cut
Dimensions: bracket - height 18 cm, length 150 cm, thickness 14 cm; motif - height 80 cm, width 7 cm, thickness 4.5 cm
Time of origin: around 1930
Owner: Museum of the Eastern Borderland in Lubaczów