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What is a Corbel?


Illustration of a corbel

Illustration of a corbel


A corbel is an architectural bracket or block projecting from a wall and supporting (or appearing to support) a ceiling, beam, or shelf.

A corbel can be made of wood, plaster, marble, or other materials.

Home supply stores often sell reproduction historic corbels made of polymer, a plastic material.

Also Known As:

decorative bracket

Common Misspellings:

corbal, corble

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