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#1 posted 11-08-2018 08:56 PM

Hello everyone, I’m new here and fairly new to woodworking.

I am working on a mantel, and want in incorporate corbels under it more for decorative not so much for support.

My question is how deep and how tall should I make them? There is nothing under the mantel no fireplace or anything so I don’t want them to go to the floor. Instead I want them to appear to be supporting the mantel.

The mantel is 60in wide on top, and it tapers down all around to about 54in. It is 4in thick, and goes from 10in deep on top down to about 7in deep on the bottom. I don’t want the corbels to be too thin or too short, and plan to put 2 of them in from the ends a bit.

Any advice on sizing would be greatly appreciated.

-- I cut this board twice, and it's still too short.

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