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Corbels - Kitchen Applications

 

Corbels

 

Welcome to White River's™ Product Spotlight, showcasing Design Solutions utilizing White River products. In this edition, we illustrate multiple applications for corbels in kitchen applications. In part 2, we will detail corbel applications for mantels, window valances, furniture, and other cabinet applications. 


1. Corbels can be functional elements for the support of: 

  • Wall Cabinets
  • Counter Tops
  • Cooktops
  • Rangehoods
  • Bars
  • Sinks
  • Islands
  • Around Refrigerators

 

Corbel Under Cabinet
1-A Under Wall Cabinet
Crown: MLD5868, Panel Mould: MLD5956
Corbel under Cabinet: CRV5104


Corbel near Cooktop
1-C Around a Cooktop
Corbel:  CRV5121, Pilaster: PM569
Base Moulding: B469, Feet: FT6272

Corbels under Countertops
1-B Under Counter Top
Corbel: CRV5121, Pilaster: PM569
Corbel: CRV5230

Range hood Corbels
1-D Under Range Hood
LCD: MLD5868 & MLD5920
RH: MLD5868, RH6084, MLD6024Corbel:  CRV5114

 

2. Corbels used for Aesthetic Value:

 

Corbels not only serve a practical purpose, they also add a tremendous visual value to kitchens, baths and architectural woodworking.

 

3. Proportionality:

 

A Designer needs to be sure that the scale of the corbels complements the size of the cabinet that they are being applied to. Sometimes designers are intimidated by large corbels and tend to undersize them. Corbels set the tone for the kitchen or bath. A larger corbel will bring attention to an island. In the kitchen, a corbel:  serves a real function — it holds up a counter top overhang; but at the same time, it makes a statement of style and importance.

 

The right size is based on the designers' message. If the kitchen's message is "harmony," the designer can choose a more common size corbel  around 10" - 15." On the other hand, if the designer wants a 9' island to say, "Look at me!" and make a grand statement, then an 18" - 30" corbel will accomplish that goal.

 

 

Corbel Under a Bar
1-E Under A Bar
Panel Mould: MLD5928Corbel: CRV5205, Base Moulding: B469

Corbels Around a Sink
1-F Around a Sink
Corbel: CRV5238
Base Moulding: PM8535, B401, PM529


Kitchen Island Corbel
1-G On the Corner of an Island
 Corbel: CRV5253, Baseboard: B463

Corbels near Refrigerator
1-H On sides of Refrigerator
Crown: MLD5848, Frieze: MLD5926
Corbel: CRV5120, Pilaster: CA327

 

4. Theme — It's All in the Details:

 

The corbel size will set the tone of the kitchen. But what sets the theme of the kitchen is the corbel's details. A corbel that has Acanthus Leaves gives a very different feel than one that has a fluted face. When a designer identifies the client's preferences — Cherry or Maple, stained or painted, contemporary or traditional — these choices will drive the design process into a direction where the room's theme will be defined. When this occurs, the designer can start fitting the room with the proper detail, scale and definition.

 

5. Adding Depth:

 

Corbels also have different depths. Shallower corbels have an important aesthetic value. A corbel that is 1 3/4" - 3 1/2" deep can be placed on the face of a cabinet or on the front of a pilaster where it makes a design statement that it is not overpowering or an obstacle. 

 

White River's Corbel Collection  


White River Corbels

 

White River's Corbel Collection offers over 77 handcarved profiles in Maple, Cherry and Lindenwood ( limited profiles ). This Collection features complimentary sized corbels and popular motifs like acanthus, mission and traditional plus innovative designs including classic and scrolled are offered. Corbels offer architectural detail for the entire project from millwork details to kitchen cabinetry, islands, rangehoods, mantels and transforming specialty cabinetry into furniture. Availability of in-stock profiles by species are noted by pricing per item. These profiles ship unfinished and can stain or paint. Custom quotes of other species or sizes available upon request.