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Tutorial Thursday: What is a corbel?




Welcome to Tutorial Thursday! Today we're learning about corbels. What is a corbel, you might ask? Well, I'm sure you've seen them before. Possibly your home even has corbels, but you may not know what they are called. Here are some Visbeen Associates homes which feature corbels and a definition:

"A projecting block, sometimes carved or molded, that acts as a means of support for floor and roof beams as well as other structural members." Phillips, Steven J. Old-House Dictionary. Lakewood, Colorado: American Source Books, 1989.


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