I recently redecorated my hallway and I wanted to have an old corbel to use as a shelf. I knew that a vintage one would be super pricey so I looked online to see about a new one. They are anywhere between $60 to $300+!!!! Crazy huh? So I thought to myself, there must be a way to make one.
Here is how I did it:
- I got an old board from our garage.
- I free handed a design. It could be anything you want. You can find example online or dream up your own.
- I used my jigsaw to cut out the design. (I heart my $20 jigsaw)
- Then I repeated this step 4 more times so that I ended up with 5 of these.
- I labeled the first one with a one so that I could use that as the pattern every time. Cause you know, a copy of a copy just isn’t the same.
- I used my brad nailer (nail gun) to attach them one by one.
- I had a piece of molding left over from my kitchen redesign so I cut it at 45 degree angles. I also cut out a rectangle that they would be nailed to.
- I cut out another rectangle piece that was slightly smaller that the top piece with the molding. It got nailed on first. Then the top piece got nailed to that.