Making these wood corbels in the shop here at Westbrook Carpentry & Millwork was simply a matter of the owner dropping off his specifications and wood he wanted to use. It wasn’t long before I had the final product for him to pick up.
A little comment about wood:
Normally I don’t really work with tight knot and I usually purchase all project material. Mostly because I like to be in control of grain pattern and wood qualities that work will with running through machines, and lay flat for glue ups. This wood was a little substandard for me because it had a lot of twisting and warps which made it somewhat challenging to work with for no real reason. Unless your a seasoned carpenter or woodworker, choosing the right material can be one of the most easily overlooked steps in the building process.
Once the wood is in the shop, it was a matter of setting up the band saw with a jig and blade that would make the radius cuts with the knee brace cradled firmly. This way I could make several consistent cuts quickly and precisely! Some prep was needed on the table saw, and some sanding was needed. For assembly I predrilled for installing long screws to hold it all together, all the while keeping the unit’s square.
If you have any repairs, or projects for the shop send me an email, drop off your piece, or design. Happy to take care of it!