A: With proper installation, each corbel can support an estimated 150 lbs. It is important to make sure the corbel is sufficiently supported by an adequate fastening system and structure, such as stud wall. Please visit the full installation instructions here: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/4f/4f97be50-e686-435c-b0a7-020163a7f7b4.pdf
A: Alder tends to be a lot softer than maple, and maple is harder to stain. With its consistent color, stability, and its ability to accept stains and finishes so well,you would want to go with alder in this case.
|Brand||Ekena Millwork||Ekena Millwork||Ekena Millwork||Ekena Millwork|
|Name||3-1/2 in. x 2-7/8 in. x 7-3/4 in. Alder Small Farmingdale Acanthus Corbel||5 in. x 10 in. x 5-3/4 in. Alder Medium Woodruff Wood Corbel||3-1/2 in. x 8-1/2 in. x 11 in. Unfinished Alder Bedford Corbel||7 in. x 5 in. x 14 in. Unfinished Wood Alder Large Acanthus Wood Corbel|
|Product Width (in.)||3.5 in||5 in||3.5 in||5 in|
|Product Depth (in.)||2.875 in||5.75 in||8.5 in||7 in|
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