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This modestly sized plain bracket is named after what is arguably the most modern/contemporary city in America; Chicago. Since its start in 1837, Chicago has upheld a responsibility to contemporary art and architecture. Located on East Chicago Avenue, the Museum of Contemporary Art boasts exhibits, seminars, a bookstore, and even a theater, all dedicated to the appreciation and education of modern day art. From the James R. Thompson Center to the recent addition of Millennium Park, Chicago has created one of the most diverse and eclectic skylines the world has seen. Our Chicago Contemporary Bracket seeks to capture the essence Chicago has bestowed on our culture. With straight cuts and a triple radius profile this humble corbel can supplement most modern designed kitchens. With a ten and a half height it will not go unnoticed in other applications, either; such as a shelf bracket or bar corbel.
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Corbels create instant beauty and sophistication in any space. In practical uses, they provide support for countertops, shelves, and more, while elegantly transforming the look of your home. Our wood corbels showcase the grain and color of wood, resembling beautiful pieces of art. Furthermore, the selection between intricately carved or simply designed corbels can dramatically alter the atmosphere of a room. Osborne Wood Products produces our world-class corbels in many different styles, materials, and sizes to meet your design needs.
When placing corbels beneath a countertop, focus on the depth of the corbel. Corbels supporting a countertop should measure at least ½ of the overhang’s depth. However, these corbels gain visual appeal with larger dimensions. Corbels that measure ⅔ or ¾ of the overhang’s depth provide both better looks and extra support. For example, a countertop with a 12 inch overhang requires supporting corbels that are at least 6 inches deep, but feel free to use 8 inch or 9 inch corbels to enhance the countertop’s appearance.
Corbels used to brace shelves must measure at least ⅔ of the shelf’s depth in order to properly support the shelf. However, it is recommended to support a shelf with corbels measuring ¾ of the shelf’s depth, as this creates better support and visual appeal. For example, a shelf that is 12 inches deep requires supporting corbels that are at least 8 inches deep, but 9 inch corbels provide better looks and support. Check out our blog for more information on how to install corbels.
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