Corbels and Brackets
About Corbels and Wood Brackets Collection
Our wood corbels are
hand-crafted from red and white oak, cherry, nard maple and white hardwood. Browsing through the pages of our website you'll
discover a vide variety of hardwood corbels designs.
Soft, lavish, or merry details superiorly carved on corbels
from our collection. Precise corbels details calculated to engage the eye. From simple elegant designs with classical lines and scrolling - like
Hilton corbels or Seattle wood corbels - to richly carved with acanthus leaves,
grape clusters and flowers - like
Providence corbels, Sonoma wood corbels, or
large Dallas corbels
- all of our corbels are outstanding in quality and detail.
In addition to the wooden corbels we also provide you a wide selection of high quality
kitchen counter brackets and
wood brackets for granite shelf support. Carved wood brackets are precisely designed to enhance the architecture of your home.
Our designers have carefully selected wood brackets to accommodate a wide array of personal
preferences to satisfy a sophisticated homeowner's taste.
From beautifully designed Carolina wood brackets to a very popular
wood brackets with graceful curves in a classic scrolls design, or carved in classic acanthus leaf motif
drapery brackets, and hard to find
Dixon corner brackets our extensive collection will meet your need.
Our corbels and wood brackets can be used
in a wide variety of applications. Some of our large corbels have a perfect
kitchen island height and designed to be accommodated under it. These large
corbels you can find on the page 4 of our collection, or by clicking on the
following links: Vermont island legs corbels with acorn
motif, carved with flowers
Philadelphia large kitchen island-legs corbels, and adorned with beautiful grape design
Napa island legs corbels. All carved corbels and brackets come triple sanded ready to accept finish. Corbels can be stained or
painted. Hardwoods like cherry, maple or whitewood accept stain very well, so you can pick up a light or dark stain to match existing woodwork or
wooden furniture in your home.
Corbels can be manufactured from different materials. At InvitingHome.com you'll find
corbels that are manufactured from premium selected hardwood and decorative corbels that
are made from furniture grade polyurethane. From high quality corbels for
kitchen countertops to stylish carved wood
you'll find it all on our website. Corbel's Materials >>
Corbels for Additional Support
Corbels will dress up and add extra
support to bookshelves, fireplace mantel shelves, bars, kitchen countertops or any ledges.
There are a lot of corbels designed specifically for this purpose. Supportive
corbels and wood brackets (for additional countertop support) are usually much deeper
than wood corbels designed for decoration only. Boston corbels and
Los-Angeles counter corbels are grate example of clean line corbels that are perfect for an
additional support for kitchen counter or a bar shelf.
Traditional corbel's design makes it easy to incorporate them into any decorative scheme. If
you want corbels that will serve a double duty - be decorative and provide an
extra support - we have selection just for you. Check out our beautiful
Modesto corbels with grape design or
Arlington corbels with flower
The simple and graceful lines of corbels are very appealing. Open-side
design gives corbels a light and airy appearance, delightful carving on the
front of the corbels is not overpowering - just enough to add some decorative
details and express your personality.
Corbels for counter and kitchen island support have an ergonomic design, they curve-in allowing knee room for
comfortable setting - counter brackets.
By clicking on following link you will be able to view pictures of
the project done by one of our clients -
wood brackets for kitchen countertop.
Timelessly Elegant Corbels
Elegant, classical, sophisticated - those are the words that
describe our corbels perfectly. Decorative corbels are the finishing touches
that let us feel classical greatness and festive majestic beauty.
Designers use corbels to add a visual definition to a space and soften
sharp edges of today's architecture.
There are a lot of ways to integrate corbels into
interior. Corbels can be used as an independent decorative element. You may
place the corbels symmetrically on each side of a doorway and use their
surface as a small shelf.
Placing a plant, candle or any other small
decorative objects on the top of the corbels could be enough to add
personality to a room. Even simplest everyday things, if placed on a top of
the corbels, suddenly obtaining more important, valuable look.
Corbels as a Historical Architectural Elements
Originally corbels were a necessary structural elements, they were
build or fixed into the wall and ceiling to provide the necessary support for a beam, arch or
other architectural components. But the artful expression and human longing for beauty turned
these functional structural elements into the majestic architectural detail of today.
The long history of corbels brought alive many opulent designs. As
fashion for richly embellished walls and ceilings began to dominate the house
interior, the sculptural aspects of the corbels were emphasized. The overall
shape of carved wood corbels became more graceful, the details carved in a deeper relief and
the practicality of corbels were no longer a first priority.
While the functional use of corbels was to provide support to structures while remaining true to the
aesthetic of the room, wood corbels are now more often used as decorative
accents. They can be placed virtually anywhere in a room.
Corbels are available in different styles, shapes, and sizes, giving you the opportunity
of self expression, opening an avenue through which you can infuse some of
your own personality into your interior design.
Wooden corbels are timeless classics, no traditional home should be without them.
For centuries master carvers created magnificent carved wood corbels
with impressive designs. Most of the patterns for wooden corbels were inspired
by nature, with its marvelous forms and vivid lines. Lively vineyards, rich
grape clusters, opulent shells, graceful leaves, and playful flowers were an
endless source of inspiration.
Some of the most popular corbels designs are based on compositions
with acanthus or palmate leaf. As an example, Maryland pilaster corbels
and Austin corbels with acanthus leaf design. This carved details are deriving from ancient
During the revival of ancient architectural ornamentation inspired by nature in a past few centuries, carved wood corbels and brackets
were no exception to its application. Anthemion leaf ornamentation is very
popular corbels embellishment.
When extended vertically, anthemion leaf ornament has very soft and regular appearance. In contrast to anthemion ornament,
acanthus corbels design has more vigorous, dynamic, and exuberant
appearance, intensifying the contrast between smooth surface and texture on the overall corbels and brackets design.
Classical carved wood ornamentation based on thick, luxuriant,
scalloped leaves of acanthus plant featured on our Huston corbels and
Portland corbels decorated a myriad of architectural
components including corbels and decorative brackets. Acanthus ornamentation
provides sumptuous visual interest for the controlled yet graceful curves of wooden corbels.
So, if our hardwood corbels are so great, why should you consider a polyurethane corbels? It is all about the
look you are after and the benefits of the material. If you want the rich look of wood - wooden corbels is
your choice for you. If on other hand you like the look of plaster - polyurethane corbels should be your choice.
Professionals agree that polyurethane is today's optimal alternative to
traditional plaster (both in price and quality).
Polyurethane is a very durable material and is tolerant to temperature changes. Polyurethane does
not absorbs moister or fumes which makes this product irreplaceable for places
with high level of humidity (bathrooms, kitchens etc.). Moreover,
polyurethane corbels are perfect for installation on your walls, because of the products flexibility and installation methods.
So, if your walls are not perfectly straight polyurethane corbels can take a slight bend.
Click on following link to see an examples of creative incorporation in interior design with
Corbels and Wood Brackets Installation
For easy and controlled installation all our wooden corbels and wooden
brackets that is made from American Hard Maple, Oak or Cherry have a precisely
inserted keyhole hangers. To attach wood corbels and brackets to any flat surface
(kitchen cabinets, kitchen island, fireplace mantel legs, wall ets.) you should
just mount them with pre-attached keyhole brackets.
Another way to install corbels and brackets is with use of adhesive. Just apply a bead of any
constriction adhesive on the back of wooden corbel or bracket and than attach it
to the wall. It is important to secure corbels or brackets using finishing nails
or standard screws.
Do not forget predrilled and countersink all nails/screws.
After corbels or brackets are in place you should fill any existing holes left
from nails with wood putty. After the wood putty is dry sand it lightly with a fine
grit sandpaper. The installation is complete and now you are ready to finish
yours wood corbels or brackets by staining them.
corbels – style and function
Corbels and brackets serve both a functional and an artistic purpose. These design features are specifically crafted to support heavy weights, and as such,
corbels are often used in place of simple shelf brackets when the load that they will bear is great. In addition, corbels add architectural interest to a room; the wide variety of the sizes, shapes, and designs in corbel options means that these distinctive elements can either quietly coordinate with an existing decor or serve as a design focal point for the room....
continue reading about corbels style and function >>
corbels and brackets for kitchen counters
Looking for an attractive way to provide support for your kitchen counters? Your solution probably lies among the many models of corbels and brackets
available for this very purpose. Corbels and wood brackets
are architectural elements that can serve a functional role while also adding beauty to your kitchen. If your countertops are made of a heavy material such as granite or marble, corbels and brackets are absolutely essential from a structural standpoint. If your countertops are a bit lighter, corbels and
brackets may only be decorative in nature...
read more about corbels and brackets for kitchen counters
six things to know before you buy corbels
What do you like? What is your style preference?
Corbels come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. Incorporating corbels into your decor may seem like a formidable task, considering the endless possibilities we make
available to you. The most straightforward way to narrow down your choices is to analyze your own unique decorating style. Do you prefer a more traditionally styled home? Do you tend to gravitate toward the Arts and Crafts style of design; do you tend to love Mission-style furniture? Is your goal to lend a Mediterranean feel to your home? Is your home a contemporary one, with modern
lines and furnishings?... continue reading about six things to know before you buy corbels >>
wood brackets for countertops
What is a Wood Bracket? A wood bracket is a structural element which supports furniture and architectural elements such as shelves,
bookcases, plant hangers, mantles and more. Wood brackets are essential for
support of kitchen countertops,
especially if it is a granite counter. Brackets are very similar to wood corbels in function; however,
brackets are generally thinner than corbels, and often decorated with cut away carvings.
Corbels and wood brackets are both
architectural accents but brackets, being narrower, are great for countertop
bars and for supporting wider shelves.... read more about wood brackets and what's the difference between corbels and brackets >>
wood selection for corbels and carvings
The United States is home to over 1,000 species of trees. Of these, only a select few are used in crafting wood corbels and other carved wood products. Which is the right wood species for your corbels?
wood selection for corbels and carvings
corbels whit acanthus leaf design
The elegant corbels come in many beautiful historical designs. The great variety
makes it easy to match the corbels to any
kitchen style. The Acanthus leaf
corbel's design derives from a Greek and Roman architectural ornamentation. The
Acanthus trees are found in the Greek Isles. Acanthus leaf is used in an
ornamental way and inspired the architecture in the past as well as today. It
has been said that a nymph Acantha who was beloved by Apollo, the sun god was
the spirit of the acanthus tree. Upon her death, she turned into a “sun-loving
tree” named Acanthus... read more about Acanthus corbels >>
wood brackets - size and quantity determination
Most often wood brackets used to support shelves or for additional support of
the kitchen counter. To use wood brackets
as a shelf support you have to select the right size wood bracket. To do so, you
have to make sure that the depth of the wood bracket covers about 70% of the
overall shelf depth, making the shelf more secure. For heavier shelves and
countertops, it is better to select a wood brackets that are 1 or 2 inches
smaller than the depth of the shelf or countertop. With a wide variety of wood
bracket's styles and sizes available, choosing the right brackets... read on
how to determine correct size and quantity of wood brackets >>
corbels with carved floral and grape design
Grape motifs carved on corbels have been around since the Roman and Greek
Grapes themselves have great powers such as unclogging arteries. The
“French Paradox” shows that even though the French food is so high in fat, the
wine that is consumed along the side of the meal, neutralizing the cholesterol
in a way, ensuring a longer life. Bacchus to the Romans and Dinysus to the Greek, the God of wine was viewed as
the promoter of civilization and a lawgiver. He was a lover of peace and the
patron deity of farming. No wonder the grape design was widely used in
architectural ornamentation and has carried over to today corbels and wood
carvings adornment.... read more about floral and grape corbels >>
expanding wood corbels collection
The new additions to the wood corbels collection feature designs that have been adapted and expanded upon the styles that proved to be the most popular among their clients.
Corbels are architectural elements that were originally designed for means of utility, frequently spotted alongside a structural element as means of giving it, or at least appearing
to give it, support... read on wood corbels collection>>
corbels for kitchen cabinets
The kitchen designs and styles have evolved through the years; the kitchen decor in your house should too.
Corbels are a great way to bring some style and architectural structure to your kitchen. The best part about the corbels is that they come in a wide variety of different styles which can be incorporated in the existing style of your whole house. Corbels can also be worked into the rest of
your home decor to reiterate a theme. You may also be able to achieve that look by using some of our other wood products, such as
quality carvings and
wood rosettes to fill in the
gaps... read more about corbels for kitchen cabinets
Arming yourself with knowledge before you buy corbels, or before you purchase any item or service, is more than just an intelligent choice. It is an absolutely critical course of action for any consumer to take before making a decision...read on
corbels shopping >>
There are a lot of surfaces in the kitchen - most are hard with angled edges which don't exactly spell out a warm and comforting environment. You can balance out the inevitable uninviting surface with soft textures and patterns, as well as warm and homey colors. To bring an instant cheer to the space, put a potted plant on the window sill in a terra-cotta pot or some other kind of pot. You should try to find flowers that bloom all year around and that have a soft and gentle looking texture to them. Try to use a wood bowl to contrast the granite or marble countertop; if you have a butcher block counter top, then use a glass bowl to contrast the wood....
read on kitchen textures
Craftsman and Mission corbels
Subtle and stylish home decor elements such as corbels, wood brackets, posts and molding can add a new level of class to absolutely any room The new corbel collections are influenced by, and exhibit features of, the American Arts and Crafts movement with their unique simplicity and classic sophistication
...read on Craftsman and Mission corbels >>
kitchen design guide
In search of inspiring kitchen design ideas? The Kitchen Design Guide has loads of information about kitchen styles and architectural details such as wood corbels.Today's kitchen is the most important room in most homes. This is where meals are prepared, but also where people linger to watch TV or do their work. For families, it might be the only room where everyone regularly hangs out together. You can use InvitingHome.com's Kitchen Style Guide to find kitchen design ideas that capture your distinctive tastes — and help turn your house into a home...read on
kitchen design >>
Picking out countertop material used to be a lot easier when there were significantly less choices. Now there are not only more materials available, but also new patterns, and new types of
countertops application....read on about kitchen countertops
updates for kitchen counters
The countertop is no less important than the cabinetry in your kitchen. It can also tell the prospective buyer about the age of your kitchen.....read on
updates for kitchen counters
the artful use of corbels in your home
Beautiful corbels are a vastly under-utilized architectural element these days. If one needs to display or support a heavy item, such as a sculpture, stylish support from
wood corbels or wood brackets is a necessity. Although less obvious today, the beauty and sophistication that these supportive structures add cannot be overlooked. Let your imagination go and visualize these supportive pieces in any area of your home.
A few ideas: In the kitchen, these ornaments are commonplace, although
it may not seem obvious. Strategic placement is critical in supporting counters
or islands, but they don’t need to be boring... read more about corbels use
Lending support to exterior design with exterior brackets
When considering updating a home’s exterior, most folks think of painting, siding, trim or gutters. These are all fine and good, but if you’re looking for that little bit of extra pizzazz to your home’s curb appeal, you may want to consider exterior brackets... read more exterior brackets
adding panache to your kitchen remodel with wooden brackets
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you're probably thinking of the kind of cabinets you would like, the style of
pulls or knobs should be used or what kind of countertops and in what colors would work best for your kitchen revamp. But while you're considering these options for your kitchen remodel, think about the structural aspects while reflecting on expressing your unique style at the same time. The application of wood brackets in strategic places in your new kitchen can make a minor update into a major attraction. Think about adding a few of our beautiful wood brackets to support the countertop—especially if using a solid material, such as granite or concrete.... read more about how to add wooden brackets to your kitchen
how to turn your kitchen into a masterpiece with corbels
Corbels find themselves right at home in the kitchen. In fact, since the historical use of a corbel is to support weight, just think of all of the heavy pieces that are in your kitchen: cabinets, counter tops, the range hood, possibly open shelving, and more. Everywhere that support is needed is the ideal place for a corbel that not only helps to balance the look but to add
interesting hand-carved detail, as well.... read more about how to incorporate corbels into your kitchen >>
wood brackets do the heavy lifting in style
Supports for shelves, counters, fireplace mantles and other structures are a necessity – especially if the items are heavy or have a significant overhang. If you have granite countertops with a lot of overhang or shelves for heavy objects, strong brackets are the no-brainer solution. But not just any brackets will do to grace the interior of your home. Decorative wood brackets are the solution to your dilemma. Carved in delicate designs or unadorned, the richness of wood adds a touch of elegance...
read more about wood brackets and style >>
creating a custom kitchen with wood corbels
Corbels are the easiest way to turn an ordinary home into a valuable estate.
Many people dream of living in a custom-built home with all the details and
charms that go with it. Many people pay thousands of dollars to have their
kitchens fitted with hand-crafted accents. However, the reality is that most
people simply have to improvise when it comes to making their home look its
best. Are you looking for a way to get the kitchen cabinets of your dreams on a
realistic budget? Wooden corbels are one of the easiest ways to create a look of
sophistication in a home. Corbels have become popular as embellishments for
read more about corbels for kitchen >>
finding the right corbels
Most of the corbels come in several
sizes and a variety of different woods which makes it easy to fit a wide
range of design needs and easy to fit a type of application desired. You can
even choose the same design of corbel to carry a theme in a room, but use
the right sizes to fit the different tasks in the room... read more about
right corbels for your application
adding support and style with countertop brackets
Countertop brackets do a great job of living up to their name by providing the support that is necessary for countertops in kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms where countertops live. But they also have important uses elsewhere in the world of home decor. With today's trend toward granite and other types of solid surface counter materials,
countertop brackets must provide the support that is required to hold up a fair amount of weight. It's important to look for well-crafted brackets made from strong metals like stainless steel and aluminum or hardwoods such as maple,
oak and cherry in order to hold up heavy countertops. In many homes... read more about
counter brackets >>