Corbels typically are made of wood and come in many styles, shapes and sizes. They are used primarily for structural support or as an enhancement for many decorative projects. Natural wood corbels come in a many species, whether it is Alder, Cherry, Maple or Rubberwood and ready for finishing with stain or your favorite paint color. Depending on the style of your kitchen, a kitchen island can take on a new and eye appealing appearance with the aid of a scrolled, fluted or a colonial corbel. Attaching the corbel to the corners of an island gives substance and beauty while supporting an overhang counter top. The addition of corbels to the mantle/range hood will benefit the overall aesthetics by giving a fireplace or kitchen range framed prominence.