Corbels

Even though corbels are traditionally an outdoor architectural element, they are now considered more commonly found on the interior of homes as either functional, or decorative. Having corbels (or wall brackets) installed in your residence can give it a Victorian touch and add prestige to your home.


When you wish to delight and surprise your guests, or enjoy being surrounded by decorative products, wall brackets are perfect for adding an air of sophistication to any room. While they may not serve a functional purpose in many homes, they can be used under benches, near archways and under shelves.


Most commonly installed in parings, decorative wooden corbels can be painted to reflect all manner of finishes. It’s entirely possible with the right application, that you can turn a wood product into appearing like Victorian plaster, or an architectural corbel stone. The possibilities are near endless. However, many people opt for a varnished or painted corbel to match their home decor.


In our online shop you can find many corbels in a variety of styles to suit your home. You can also find matching decorative and functional items such as signs, stair rods, coathooks, wall vents, gate hardware and scissors. Be sure to look around and find something that suits the area you're renovating.

What Is the Purpose of a Corbel?

Rendered furnishings have a long history in architecture, there have even been cases found in Neolithic times, but for the most part their origins came from the French. They were named because the shape of the architectural bracket looks like the beak of a raven; it is short and wide, with a jutting pointed end.


They are used to help support structural elements of buildings. What you usually see of a these on a building is only a part of the overall piece. The rest of it is inside the wall where weight is placed on top of it and keeps the corbel in place. Modern corbels, especially interior ones, are mostly decorative. They are often installed with screws, where there is a need for the wall furnishing to support something, like a shelf or mantle, or glued when they are purely decorative.


These stone brackets can be seen in all types of architecture and their specific use depends on what they are being used for. Often, they are installed in a series to create an interesting effect, this is known as corbelling. This can be seen in many examples of French and Victorian architecture.

What’s the Difference Between A Corbel and A Bracket?

The main difference between a corbel and a bracket is the shape. Brackets are usually thin and long, where corbels are short and wide. Brackets are usually more suitable for holding more weight and they are much easier to install. However, brackets have a lower prestige, on the other hand architectural stonework have a history and reputation as being a part of substantial and well-respected architectural buildings.


Standard brackets will do the job, but a decorative wall brackets will add that something special. Corbels are usually used to support short elements, which is perfect given their shape. They are traditionally more decorative and available in a variety of styles to suit many different interior designs.


Depending on the size of the corbels you have, it is possible for them to be used instead of brackets for most applications. Although, it is important to note that a corbel stands out much more than a standard bracket.

How to Install Corbels?

There are a few ways to install a corbel, and it largely depends on how they will be used. As they have a decorative feature, generally you would not want to use screws drilled in through the front. However, if there is no other option, this can be done, but will require some wood filler and then sanding it to match in with the design.


If it is possible you can use screws through the back of the object you’re fixing the corbel to. Screws will hold the corbel in this manner because due to their thickness, there is a lot more material for the screw to bite into and hold the corbel in place. However, for best results, you should also use glue.


They can also be hung. This is usually done by having a keyhole bracket installed into it. They are then hung on the wall by one or two screws. This method provides a solid base and is especially good if you are using them for shelving. However, it is not suitable when being installed under a mantle, bench, archway, or some other object that is not easily moved.


Therefore, when it comes to installation, it all depends on what you are going to use them for. Corbels are highly versatile accents and can be placed in a variety of situations. They can set the tone of a room and be an absolute asset to your decor.

Buying Your Corbels

Restoration Online has a variety of corbels available in our online shop. We can ship Australia wide and we have a 21-day return policy, this means that if you need to you are able to arrange for the return of your purchase easily and without any fuss.


Remember that we have many more items available in our shop, feel free to look through our generalhardware sections if you need some inspiration for your renovation project.

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Decorative Wooden Corbel

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$29.90

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$26.31
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Traditional Wooden Corbel

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$32.50

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$28.60
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Large Wooden Corbel

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$65.00

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$57.20
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Mahogany Corbel

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$29.90

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$26.31
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Wooden Mahogany Corbel

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$55.00

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$48.40
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Hand Carved Wooden Corbel

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$55.00

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$48.40

Even though corbels are traditionally an outdoor architectural element, they are now considered more commonly found on the interior of homes as either functional, or decorative. Having corbels (or wall brackets) installed in your residence can give it a Victorian touch and add prestige to your home. When you wish to delight and surprise your guests, or enjoy being surrounded by decorative products, wall brackets are perfect for adding an air of sophistication to any room. While they may not serve a functional purpose in many homes, they can be used under benches, near archways and under shelves. Most commonly installed in parings, decorative wooden corbels can be painted to reflect all manner of finishes. It’s entirely possible with the right application, that you can turn a wood product into appearing like Victorian plaster, or an architectural corbel stone. The possibilities are near endless. However, many people opt for a varnished or painted corbel to match their home decor. In our online shop you can find many corbels in a variety of styles to suit your home. You can also find matching decorative and functional items such as signs, stair rods, coathooks, wall vents, gate hardware and scissors. Be sure to look around and find something that suits the area you're renovating.What Is the Purpose of a Corbel? Rendered furnishings have a long history in architecture, there have even been cases found in Neolithic times, but for the most part their origins came from the French. They were named because the shape of the architectural bracket looks like the beak of a raven; it is short and wide, with a jutting pointed end. They are used to help support structural elements of buildings. What you usually see of a these on a building is only a part of the overall piece. The rest of it is inside the wall where weight is placed on top of it and keeps the corbel in place. Modern corbels, especially interior ones, are mostly decorative. They are often installed with screws, where there is a need for the wall furnishing to support something, like a shelf or mantle, or glued when they are purely decorative. These stone brackets can be seen in all types of architecture and their specific use depends on what they are being used for. Often, they are installed in a series to create an interesting effect, this is known as corbelling. This can be seen in many examples of French and Victorian architecture.What’s the Difference Between A Corbel and A Bracket? The main difference between a corbel and a bracket is the shape. Brackets are usually thin and long, where corbels are short and wide. Brackets are usually more suitable for holding more weight and they are much easier to install. However, brackets have a lower prestige, on the other hand architectural stonework have a history and reputation as being a part of substantial and well-respected architectural buildings. Standard brackets will do the job, but a decorative wall brackets will add that something special. Corbels are usually used to support short elements, which is perfect given their shape. They are traditionally more decorative and available in a variety of styles to suit many different interior designs. Depending on the size of the corbels you have, it is possible for them to be used instead of brackets for most applications. Although, it is important to note that a corbel stands out much more than a standard bracket.How to Install Corbels? There are a few ways to install a corbel, and it largely depends on how they will be used. As they have a decorative feature, generally you would not want to use screws drilled in through the front. However, if there is no other option, this can be done, but will require some wood filler and then sanding it to match in with the design. If it is possible you can use screws through the back of the object you’re fixing the corbel to. Screws will hold the corbel in this manner because due to their thickness, there is a lot more material for the screw to bite into and hold the corbel in place. However, for best results, you should also use glue. They can also be hung. This is usually done by having a keyhole bracket installed into it. They are then hung on the wall by one or two screws. This method provides a solid base and is especially good if you are using them for shelving. However, it is not suitable when being installed under a mantle, bench, archway, or some other object that is not easily moved. Therefore, when it comes to installation, it all depends on what you are going to use them for. Corbels are highly versatile accents and can be placed in a variety of situations. They can set the tone of a room and be an absolute asset to your decor.Buying Your Corbels Restoration Online has a variety of corbels available in our online shop. We can ship Australia wide and we have a 21-day return policy, this means that if you need to you are able to arrange for the return of your purchase easily and without any fuss. Remember that we have many more items available in our shop, feel free to look through our generalhardware sections if you need some inspiration for your renovation project.