Mission Corbels and Craftsman Corbels
Quality wood corbels selected for this page feature elegant and clean designs.
These corbels are very easy to incorporate in many different kitchen styles.
Corbels carry a uniquely American expression of the Arts-and-Crafts movement and
are perfect for Arts-and-crafts kitchen style. These wood corbels emphasize
simplicity and functionality of design, and honesty of craftsmanship.
Craftsman-corbels and Mission-corbels are superb examples of the American Arts-and-Crafts style.
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.
Corbels Depth Requirements
Most of our corbels come in several sizes. When choosing
corbels to support your kitchen countertops the most important thing you should
focus on is the corbels depth. In order to provide the additional support
required for granite and marble countertops the corbels depth should be at least
half of the countertop overhang depth. For example, if the overhand of your
marble or granite top on your kitchen island is 12"d then you should select a
corbel that is at least 6"d. This rule also applies for applications where a
knee wall is present such as a kitchen pass-through or bar countertop.
Wood Types for Corbels
Many corbels are available in more than one wood. Most of the corbels that are featured on our website are hand-carved from red oak, maple, cherry, alder, or white hardwood.
Red Oak Corbels
Red oak is porous hardwood with a texture that ranges between medium and coarse. The red oak wood is strong, quite heavy, and wears well. When stained, the grain of oak is exaggerated beautifully.
Alder wood looks more brown-orange after it was been cut, giving the wood a warmer feel. Alder hardwood is used a lot in clear finish as well as tained.
Maple wood is durable and hard, which makes it resist shock and any dents that may occur. Maple has a very soft-looking grain. Maple wood looks great stained, painted, or even unfinished.
Cherry wood is exceptionally beautiful with a gorgeous grain to it. Cherry wood is light, but it is also very strong and resistant shock resistant. Cherry takes great to stain and due to the incredible beauty of the wood we do not recommend covering up the natural wood with paint.
You can accentuate the corbel's wood grain by putting just enough stain on to bring out the texture, or paint it to bring out the design. The look of the corbels also heavily relies on the existing style of the room in your home. In some spaces and with certain designs one finish may look better than another. What you don't have to worry about is corbels being finish-specific, but some may work a bit better than others in certain rooms and finish ideas.
Arts and Crafts Corbels
The American Arts and Crafts styled corbels appear to be classical. Simplicity and harmony of corbels shapes follow a theory of honesty in materials, traditional techniques and construction. The profile of the corbel scoops down and creates a wavy look. It is amazing for a look that is casual elegance. The curves of the American wood corbels soften the look of any
room with the straight edges.