Wooden corbels, woodworkers supply, professional and hobby alike, with acanthus leaf pattern. A great choice for refurbishing furniture, if you need a column head closing element or a crown moulding. It is easy to install, as natural exotic wood is easy to work with generally. It is harder than pine and slightly softer than beech.
How do I fix the wooden corbels?
You don't need special tools to fix it. Just a few things that are readily available. Sanding paper, wood glue (D2 or D3) and something you can use to press down and press while drying.
But let's look at the work in progress:
1. Sanding: It is worth sanding the pattern of the wooden ornament to get rid of small surface defects. It is also worth sanding the back before gluing. Also, if possible, the surface to be glued should also be prepared by sanding.
2. Gluing: Apply glue to both previously sanded and dust-free surfaces, then spread evenly. After that, all we have to do is to press the two surfaces together during drying. We can do this in several ways. We can press it with a carpenter's clamp, but also with weights. Professionals also use small nails to fasten it. If some glue comes out around the gluing, wipe it with a slightly damp cloth, so you won't have a problem with it later. It depends on the temperature, but after a few hours the glue hardens, so the clamp can be removed. Of course, if you want to be sure, you should wait for it to dry completely, it can take 12-24 hours.
The acanthus is a plant with spiky leaves, which is a recurrent motif in several periods of stylistic history. Already i. e. In the 5th century, it was used to decorate the capital of a Corinthian column. Acanthus decorations are used in architecture with preference on columns, ceiling decorations and other parts of buildings. Also a popular motif in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
- Carvings by shape
- Ornament height
- 5,1 - 10 cm
10,1 - 20 cm
- Ornament width
- 0 - 5 cm
5,1 - 10 cm