12.16.2014

Adding corbels...


Tudor style homes usually include corbels.  Our tiny tudor had them at one time, but must have been removed when all of the hardie board was replaced...


You can faintly see the imprint of where three corbels used to sit under the large jut out piece above the dining room window...



Today we decided to build some corbels to put under that eave and give it a bit more balance.

Then we realized that we were going to have to make some major purchases, like a band saw along with something to round out the wood, like a lathe.  It seemed a bit silly to purchase heavy tools just to make some simple corbels.  So we went shopping on line...

We found some lovely corbels at a reasonable price over at ProWoodMarket  These were our favorite...



They are a smooth cedar, so we are thinking we will stain them in the dark walnut to match our front door.  That way there is a bit of contrast between all the painted finishes up front.   They should be arriving this week and we hope to get them up on the house over the weekend.

Nothing like tackling a few home improvement projects over the holidays!

3 comments:

  1. They will look fabulous! Can't wait to see them up.

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  2. Those will be the perfect character additions.

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  3. Oooohhh, I love those corbels! What a nice touch.

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Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia