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Sunday, March 28, 2010


The term corbel was first used in the 15th century as an architectural support dating back as far as the Neolithic era.  Corbels are common on old buildings generally carved and very fancy made of stone or wood support between the exterior wall and the roof.  Although corbels are more prevalent through-out Europe you will also find them in all our great cities right here in the US.  Today corbels are more commonly used in the interior of the home.  From traditional to modern, corbels are used as brackets for fireplace mantels and in kitchens for counter top support and for accenting vent hoods. The most common is the acanthus, it has a large leaf design and comes in various sizes allowing for many uses.  Many styles can be found through most corbel distributers. Also try antique shops or an architectural finds yard; such places can have some real treasures that offer more interesting choices. This is a great way to personalize your home without a huge investment and what a difference it will make!

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