Authentic reclaimed barn wood corbels, perfect beneath a reclaimed wood fireplace mantel. Available in hand hewn, rough sawn, or resawn textures.
What is a Corbel?
Inarchitecture, acorbelis a structural piece of stone, wood or metal jutting from a wall to carry asuperincumbentweight,a type ofbracket.A corbel is a solid piece of material in the wall, whereas a console is a piece applied to the structure. A piece of timber projecting in the same way was called a "tassel" or a "bragger" in England.
The technique ofcorbelling, where rows of corbels deeply keyed inside a wall support a projecting wall or parapet, has been used sinceNeolithic(New Stone Age) times. It is common inmedieval architectureand in theScottish baronial styleas well as in the vocabulary ofclassical architecture, such as themodillionsof aCorinthian cornice.