Corbels Add Character

corbel is a piece of wood or masonry that jutts out of a wall to carry a weight. Corbels have been used a lot in architecture lately, as these images from notable design magazines demonstrate:

  • House Beautiful showed this carved corbel over a stove in a French Country-style kitchen in Connecticut. The design, selected by interior designer Beverly Ellsley. has a traditional harvest motif.
corbel Kansas City

Image via Architectural Digest; Photo: Laura Moss


  • Southern Living showed that corbels can be used for purely decorative purposes, as in this garden, where corbels are used as a bench. Accoridng to Southern Living, the detailed antique English corbels look ” like two giant bookends.”
corbel Kansas City

Image via Southern Living; Photo: Jean Allsopp


  • This Old House celebrated the original corbel in a Queen Anne home  in Collingswood, New Jersey.
This Old House Kansas City

Image via This Old House; Photo: Eric Piasecki

Find architectural elements and many other woodworking supplies at Schutte Lumber in Kansas City. Call us at 888.470.4181 to see if we have what you are looking for or for guidance from one of our knowledgeable staff members.

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