Rated 5 out of 5Â by 1
Rated 5 out of 5Â by James Love these decorative corbels. Real wood. Intricate, high-relief carving
Included in the box are 2 corbels, mounting screws, Molly fasteners (for installation in wallboard/drywall). Each corbel has a metal keyhole insert on the back for installation. Installation instructions weren't included, but I didn't find them to be necessary as installation was fairly self-evident. The corbel are hand-carved (not pressed) from solid Bass Wood (according to the product labeling) and feature an intricately carved, high-relief grape cluster and leaf motif, which coordinates nicely with the dÃ©cor of my wine cellar. Although no two corbels are exactly alike given that they are carved by hand, the two that I received are a very close and match. At 3.5W x 3.5D x 6.5H, these corbels are extremely versatile and can be used to enhance the look of a fireplace mantel, as a decorative accent for furniture or as a wall bracket to support a candle or display your favorite collectibles or knick-knacks, or for additional support of counters, bars or ledgers. The corbels look great unpainted, which is how I intend to use and display mine, but are finely sanded and ready to accept stain or paint to coordinate with your dÃ©cor. Molding and decorative corbels such as these represent a big bang for the buck. Compared to other wood corbels of similar size and quality, and considering how labor-intensive a process it is to carve a corbel from a block of wood, they are well worth the cost. I enjoy working with wood, and have some cabinet making and carpentry skills, but wood carving such as this is way beyond my level of ability. Iâm extremely pleased with these corbels. They are well-made, and will enhance the appearance of whatever they are used on. If youâre looking for a way to dress up an old piece of furniture or add custom detailing to a plain fireplace mantel, I highly recommend these corbels.
October 26, 2012