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All of us at InvitingHome.com enjoying working with our clients, providing everyday support, professional advise and consulting. Improving your home is a life-long endeavor and we are proud to be part of it. Every day we are receiving a lot of positive and exuding feedback from our clients who purchased corbels and brackets. We thank all of you, for kindly taking your time and getting back to as. We owe our success to you, our loyal friends--- "Dear Inviting Home,
The Chicago brackets I ordered on Friday arrived today. They're perfect. Thanks so much. I will definitely bookmark your website.

Sincerely, Mary
Massachusetts"

Mary installed several medium Chicago wood brackets below her granite kitchen countertop
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Chicago wood brackets
--- "Hi, Received the Sarasota brackets on Friday. They are beautiful. The design is really better for the need than my original order. Thanks again for taking the time to call and Help Me.

Kay in Florida"

Kay received several medium wood brackets for his kitchen countertop
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Sarasota countertop brackets
--- "Thank you for the wonderful customer service. I appreciate the call and the patience as I changed my order over the phone. The corbels are beautiful and have worked out just fine.

Sincerely, Lori
New York"

Lori installed several medium wood brackets to support her granite countertop
Boston corbels
Boston corbels
--- "Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that all corbels arrived safely yesterday. They look absolutely gorgeous! I am now very anxious for these corbels to be installed so that the beautiful carvings can be displayed in my home.

Thank you and best regards, Linda
Connecticut"

Linda needed several large wood corbels for her custom kitchen shelving designs
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--- "Dear Inviting Home,

My corbels arrived today in perfect condition...just as you promised...seems like a rarity these days. You can put me down as one satisfied customer.

Merry Christmas, Nancy
Michigan"

Nancy ordered matching extra large wooden corbels for her fireplace mantel
San Luis corbels
San-Luis corbels
--- "Hi! Received my corbels. LOVE THEM! The quality is wonderful. Exactly what I was looking for.

Sandy and Nick
Pennsylvania"

Sandy and Nick placed several Washington brackets with acanthus leaf design under their kitchen island countertop
Washington wood bracket
Washington wood bracket
--- Thank you very much for the fast and personal service. We got exactly what we wanted and when we needed it.

Happy Holidays.
Hugh, Massachusetts"

Hugh incorporated several Atlanta corbels into a custom opening and ledge from the kitchen to the dining room
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Atlanta corbels
--- "Received the brackets today. They are perfect for our mantel shelf. Quality is excellent, just like you promised. I am extremely pleased by your kindness on the phone and your product. You guys are terrific!

Sincerely, Josh and Ashley
California"

Josh and Ashley large Tucson wood brackets were perfect for their custom fireplace mantel shelf
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Corbels and Brackets

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WOOD CORBELS COLLECTION
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About Corbels and Wood Brackets Collection

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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.

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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 shelf brackets, 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.

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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 motif.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Wooden Corbels

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 Greek designs.

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.

Polyurethane Corbels

polyurethane 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 decorative corbels

Corbels and Wood Brackets Installation

hardwood corbels 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.

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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

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 >>

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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 kitchen counters

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 >>

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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? ...read on wood selection for corbels and carvings >>

acanthus corbels

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 >>

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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 >>

grape corbels

corbels with carved floral and grape design
Grape motifs carved on corbels have been around since the Roman and Greek times. 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 >>

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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

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 >>

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corbels shopping
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 >>

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kitchen textures
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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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kitchen countertops
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 >>

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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 >>

corbels in your home

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 >>

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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 >>
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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 >>

kitchen corbels

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 >>

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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 >>

corbels for kitchen

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 kitchen cabinets... read more about corbels for kitchen >>

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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 >>

counter brackets

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 >>

 
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