Bar supports not only provide functionality, they can also be a perfect decorative embellishment to a kitchen or custom decorative wood hood. There are many different styles of bar supports and here are some of the most popular styles.
SHAKER BAR SUPPORT
The Shaker bar support by Superior Cabinets is simple, clean, and gets the job done. Available sizes are 8” x 12” or 8” x 8” and is 2” in overall thickness.
SCROLLED BAR SUPPORT
This is close to a shaker style bar support, but is a bit more sophisticated, boasting a nice scroll. The inside scrolled portion of this bar support is constructed of ¾” Solid Wood. Available sizes are 8” x 12” or 8” x 8” and is 2” in total thickness.
ACADIAN BAR SUPPORT
Inspired by the Acadian Style and French Country Architecture, this bar support offers a heavier look that satisfies many. The Acadian Bar Support is constructed of ¾” Solid Wood. Available sizes are 5 3/8” x 8” or 7 1/2” x 10” and is 1 15/16” in total thickness.
TRADITIONAL BAR SUPPORT
This is almost identical to the Acadian bar support, but has a decorative backing piece and routed edge, to give it a little more drama. Available sizes are 7” x 10” or 8 1/2” x 11 1/2” and is 3” in total thickness.
SHAKER CORBEL BAR SUPPORT
This Shaker Corbel is in a league of its own. It’s chunky, solid and is masterfully crafted out of solid wood. It’s available in one size, 5” x 7 5/8” and is 3 ½” in overall thickness.
STAINLESS STEEL BAR SUPPORT
If a matching bar support isn’t your thing, the stainless-steel bar support might be for you. It’s a cylindrical support, perfect for that clean modern look.
STEALTH / HIDDEN BAR SUPPORTS
If you are looking for hidden or concealed bar supports, Stealth or Hidden Bar Supports are a great option. These bar supports do require more planning from your Professional Kitchen Designer, so it is best to plan ahead with them.
There are many different styles of decorative corbels, almost too many to discuss. Most, if not all, decorative corbels are constructed of solid wood and come in many style and size options.
One interesting thing to consider is that your countertop may not require support and this can be advised by your countertop expert. This depends on the amount of unsupported span and the substrate or material of countertop you choose. More importantly, decorative bar supports can dress up your design and complete the look you are trying to achieve.