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||8 in. x 6-1/2 in. x 15 in. Unfinished Cherry Large Farmingdale Acanthus Corbel||4-1/4 in. x 6-3/4 in. x 27-1/2 in. Unfinished Wood Alder Extra Large Acanthus Pilaster Corbel||8 in. x 6-1/2 in. x 22 in. Unfinished Wood Maple Small Jumbo Acanthus Corbel||8 in. x 6-1/2 in. x 22 in. Unfinished Wood Mahogany Small Jumbo Acanthus Corbel|
|Product Width (in.)||8 in||6.75 in||6.5 in||6.5 in|
|Product Depth (in.)||6.5 in||4.25 in||8 in||8 in|
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