This is a brief introduction to "Carving an Acanthus Bracket."

This 3 episode lesson is Part 3 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace" series and teaches how to carve this decorative acanthus bracket, brace, or corbel. This 1770s reproduction will support a fireplace mantel in a historic Charleston home.

  • Series: Part 3 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace"
  • Lesson Contents: 3 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 8-1/4"w x 10-1/2"h x 3"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 8mm; #7, 10mm; #7, 14mm; #8, 6mm; #11, 3mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced


Lessons in this Series:

Stay tuned for the rest of the series!

= More Lessons at the Advanced Skill Level =