500 lbs!!!

Written by Tyler Morris
Sat Jun 6, 2015

In March 2008, we tested and photographed two of our corbels supporting 500 pounds each when uniformly loaded. The day began with Steve and Loren borrowing five, 100-pound discs from the gym around the corner from our shop in Fort Collins, Colorado. Then we realized that, despite having a 2500 square foot shop, we didn't have any suitable wall space to conduct our experiment. So we built a makeshift wall in the center of our assembly area.

We then attached a Maple Concave 10 corbel and a 3/4" X 16" X 16" plywood shelf to our wall with the same hardware we provide our customers. Loren and Steve very carefully loaded the shelf, one 100-pound disc at a time and... success. No broken corbels (or toes!). Next we tested and photographed our Maple Concave 14 and it too performed the task.