Corbels and Brackets  
exterior corbels wood corbels
polyurethane corbels metal brackets
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wood onlays
wood onlays
kitchen island legs
kitchen island legs
kitchen islands
kitchen islands
wood knobs
wood knobs



About Corbels and Wood Brackets Collection

Our wood corbels are hand-crafted from red and white oak, cherry, hard maple and white hardwood. Browsing through the pages of our website you'll discover a wide 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 shelf brackets, you'll find it all on our website. Giving a kitchen its own personality requires careful consideration focused on decorating, and adding the right finishes and details.

corbels hand-carving; hand-carved corbels from InvitingHome.com

"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

Mary installed several medium Chicago wood brackets below her granite kitchen countertop

Chicago wood brackets
Chicago 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

Sarasota wood brackets for kitchen countertop
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 wood 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

Linda needed several large wood corbels for her custom kitchen shelving designs

Regent wood corbels
Regent corbels

"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

Nancy ordered matching extra large wooden corbels for her fireplace mantel

San-Louis corbels
San-Luis corbels

"Hi! Received my corbels. LOVE THEM! The quality is wonderful. Exactly what I was looking for.

Sandy and Nick

Sandy and Nick placed several Washington brackets with acanthus leaf design under their kitchen island countertop

Washington wood brackets
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

Atlanta corbels with carved acanthus
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

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

Tucson wood brackets
Tucson wood brackets
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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 motif.

wood brackets

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.

litchen countertop with decorative corbels

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.

exterior corbels

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.

decorative polyurethane corbels

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.

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.

interior opening with decorative corbel

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.

carved wood 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.