Regent wood corbels
Regent wood corbels
Austin corbels
Austin wood corbels
Irvine pilaster corbels
Irvine pilaster corbels
Charlotte corbels
Charlotte wood corbels
carved portland corbels
Portland carved corbels
large Atlanta carved wood corbels
large Atlanta corbels
arizona corbels
Arizona corbels
manchester acanthus leaf corbels
Manchester corbels
Atlanta corbels with carved acanthus
Atlanta corbel
Houston corbels
Houston corbels
large portland corbels with carved acanthus
large Portland corbels
Maryland corbels
Maryland corbels

Corbels with 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.

corbel with acanthus leaf in the entryway


The Greek were the first to incorporate the acanthus leaf into their design. The Romans followed by using acanthus, but their acanthus designs curled the leaf at the top. Acanthus was used as a popular design in the Medieval and Renaissance periods, and is still a clear favorite today


Our extensive wood carvings collection includes a large selection of hand-carved hard-wood corbels measuring from 3-1/2 inches to over 26 inches high. Perfect for custom wood cabinetry, wall application, or as decorative elements for custom cabinets.

Acanthus wood corbels are also perfect components to the wood mantel shelves: to enhance the dramatic effect, carved wood corbels may be utilized into the design by abutting them to the bottom of the wood mantel shelves.

The decorative uses for wood corbels are endless: use them to enhance shelves, kitchen hood, kitchen island, entry ways, or to highlight any architectural elements in your home. If your intention is to use the corbel as a means of support, such as underneath a kitchen countertops, the depth of the corbel you choose must be at least 1/2 of the depth of the overhang which it will support. If you intention is to use wood corbels as a means to brace shelving, then you must choose a corbel that is at least 2/3 of the depth of the shelf which it will support, since the wood corbel will be the shelf's sole means of support.

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 >>


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 >>