Introduction: Handmade Corbel
Build this decorative Handmade Corbel using a Ryobi 9" Bandsaw
Step 1: Step 1: Trace Template
Trace corbel design on to a 1x12 board.
Free template provided on my site here!
Step 2: Step 2: Cut Out Outer Corbel Pieces
After tracing the template, begin cutting the outside pieces for the corbel.
Don't feel like you have to try and cut on the template line all in one pass, you don't want the blade to bend.
When cutting my template I curved around the sharp edges and then went back to cut the rest of the wood off
Step 3: Step 3: Cut Middle Piece
Trace the middle piece for the corbel and cut it out. Once the middle piece is cut out you will be able to see how the pieces fit together.
The middle piece should be inset from the two outer pieces.
Step 4: Step 4 - Sand Pieces
Sand the pieces of the corbel so that the wood is smooth and then attach the three pieces together using gorilla glue, a brad nailer, and finish nails.
Step 5: Step 5: Add End Pieces
Add 1" end pieces to the top and bottom of the corbel on both sides. Attach using wood glue and finish nails
Step 6: Step 6: Fill in Holes
Fill in the nail holes by using DAP wood filler. Let dry for 20 mins and then re-sand the corbel.
Step 7: Step 7: Stain Corbel
Stain the corbel with the color of your choice and let it dry overnight.
Step 8: Step 8: Paint Corbel
Once the stain is dry, paint over the corbel with white paint and let dry.
Once the corbel is completely dry, sand the corbel with 220-grit sandpaper. Sand as desired to get a rustic look.