What is a corbel on a house?

What is a corbel on a house?

In architecture, a corbel is a structural piece of stone, wood or metal jutting from a wall to carry a superincumbent weight, a type of bracket. A corbel is a solid piece of material in the wall, whereas a console is a piece applied to the structure.

What does a corbel look like?

A corbel is a large, usually ornate, wall bracket used to support the ceiling, a shelf, molding, or another architectural feature. These large but lovely design features have recently become very coveted for architectural salvage projects.

Where do corbels go?

A corbel is a type of bracket that juts out where the wall meets the ceiling. Its purpose is to carry any supplemental weight that the wall may not be able to support on its own. Because they're quite noticeable, they're usually crafted to look beautiful in a space./span>

How do you get rid of a corbel?

Once you have removed all metal fasteners and exterior “trim” pieces, you can take a pry bar or scraper and gently pry the corbel away from the support structure surface. Use the scraper to loosen any glued areas. In some cases you might have to use a saw for hard to remove corbels./span>

How do you install a corbel?

It is best to work 1 corbel at a time so your glue doesn't dry out. Hammer in 1 nail at the bottom of your corbel for a more secure hold. Pick a spot towards the bottom of your corbel, and hold a nail up to the corbel. Use a hammer to attach the nail to your corbel and wall.