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 Frequently Asked Questions

 

 Fast Track to Question Sections on this page

 A) The Right Choice

 B) Design Questions

  C) Custom Orders

 D) Install Questions

 E) All About the Materials

 

 

 A) Design Questions

 

  A1) DESIGN FAQ

 Where are Corbels Employed in Design ?

  Where do I

  use Corbels

  Simple Answer: 

  There are multiple applications for use both interior and exterior

  Here are a few examples below

 

 

  A2) DESIGN FAQ

 Cabinetry on Pilasters

 

   

 Pilasters are flat stock, usually fluted

 with a "capital" called a pilaster

 corbel.

 

 Just like a decorative column or pillar,

 these pilasters provide design

 accents to...

 

 * kitchen cabinets

 * bookshelves,

 * door and window surrounds.

 

 

  A3) DESIGN FAQ

 Room Dividers

   

 To accent a door opening, a corbel

 is the perfect decorative element

 that does not take up floor space.

 

 This is often used between rooms

 such as the opening between an open

 Kitchen and Dining area or great room.

 

 

 

  A4) DESIGN FAQ

 Door Entrances

   

 For the exterior of a door way use

 corbels to define the space without

 taking up floor space. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  A5) DESIGN FAQ

 Header Supports

 

   

 Corbels can provide the illusion

 that they are holding up a ledge or

 header.  Most headers are supported

 inside the framing and the corbel just

 looks like it is supporting weight.

 

This decorative element

 provides interest in facade design.

 

 Use them interior under a window 

 header or exterior as a facade element.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  B) Custom Questions

 

  B1) CUSTOM FAQ

  Can you do historic restorations or Unique Designs?

   

  Simple Answer:  Yes

  Send us a photo and size of the broken corbel and we can quote

  it's recreation OR a concept drawing of a unique design.

 

  They can be fabricated in hardwood, GRG-NeoPlasterTM or

  StoneMoldTM

 

   

 

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C) Installation Questions

 

  C1) INSTALL FAQ

 How do I support corbels ?

 

    

 Hardwood corbels are made from multiple

 laminated hardwood pieces glued together

 then turned or carved.  They are not

 intended to carry large weight loads.

 

 The best way is to employ a steel bracket

 then router out the corbel to hide the

 steel support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  C2) INSTALL FAQ

 Can I support my Granite Counter Top with Corbels ?

  

 Simply.. No

 Granite is stone and can crack

 with uneven loads applied. The

 most successful way is to support

 the granite with plywood to offer

 a stable substrate. 

 

 The 1/4" steel brackets running

 every 4 - 6 Feet will provide a very

 stable support system.

 

 Cover each steel bracket with a

 decorative corbel.

 

 

 

 

  C3) INSTALL FAQ

  Can I use construction glue to affix a corbel?

   

 

  Simple Answer:   Yes

  If you select ArchPolymerTM you must use an adhesive specially for

  this material otherwise it might damage the corbel.  Always

  read the instruction before applying.   Further use a brad nailer in a few

  select spots to hold the corbel until the glue dries in 24 hours.

  

 

 

  C4) INSTALL FAQ

  Can I use any latex filler to cover the gaps?

   

 

  Simple Answer:  Yes but ...

  If you use latex filler to cover the gap between the corbel and the

  wall area it invariably dries out over time and shrinks.  This vinyl spackling

  compound is way better as it dries hard and can be sanded.

  Always  read the instruction before applying.  

  

 

 

 

 

  D) All About the Materials

 

  D1) MATERIAL FAQ

  What is the ArchPolymerTM?

 

 

  Simple Answer:  Like a synthetic wood / plaster. 

  It is not a cheap plastic really looks like plaster but is lite weight and easy to

  install.   They come primed and need to be painted. 

  Interior & Exterior use.

 

  ArchPolymerTM meets class A fire rating only when it is on special order

  to have the fire retardant put into the material mix or fire barrier primer

  can be applied in 3 coats.  This is a requirement in some jurisdictions or

  commercial buildings such as offices or places of worship.

 

  ArchPolymerTM is the best material to use exterior as it is water

  rot, and insect resistant.

 

 

 

  D2) MATERIAL FAQ

  What is GRG-NeoPlasterTM

    

  Simple Answer:  Like a traditional plaster but heavier and less fragile

  for packing.  GRG-NeoPlasterTM is Class A fire rated. 

  Priming and painting by others.  Interior Use

 

 

 

 

  D3) MATERIAL FAQ

  What is ZeamentTM

 

  Simple Answer:  Known as GFRC, our ZeamentTM is

  a stone composite for exterior applications.

  Class A fire rated, Finishing by others

 

  It is a definite upgrade to ArchPolymerTM   and is price accordingly

   

 

 

 

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