Decorative Metal Brackets offer a unique way to give an ordinary doorway or window an extraordinary new look. Just mount a set of two ornate brackets in the corners of an opening to distinctively decorate a doorway or embellish an entrance. Sets of corner brackets can also be attached to posts to add an element of architectural detail on your front or screened-in porch. Our brackets are available in styles ranging in design from traditional to rustic so there is sure to be something to blend with your application.
Aluminum is a silvery-white metallic element, having good conductive and thermal properties. It is used to form many hard, light-weight, corrosion-resistant parts. The aluminum castings used in our brackets are poured from ingots equal to or better than no. 319 alloy, giving them strength and durability at approximately 1/3 the weight of iron.
Wrought / Forged Iron Brackets:
The term forged means hammered and shaped on an anvil when hot, usually prior to being wrought or added to a wrought design. Wrought iron designs are made by heating and bending or forming the rods of wrought iron. Forged iron brackets are very strong as the forging process creates a rigid structure that is very robust. Forged iron brackets may have a little "give" to them under extreme conditions, but we have not know one ever to break.
One of the most popular items we carry, decorative corner brackets are also the most versatile. With sizes ranging from 4.75" to 24" corner brackets can be used for everything from supporting shelves and counters to framing windows and doorways. With so much to choose from our stunning designs are sure to spark your creativity.
Always anchor weight-bearing brackets directly into a wall stud.
(We cannot guarantee weight loads despite the sturdiness of our iron brackets.)
The easiest way to find your wall studs is to use an electronic or magnetic stud-finder. If you don't have a stud-finder, study the baseboard for nails. The studs should be right behind them. Another hint: studs are generally placed 16 inches apart. Lightly tapping on the wall with a hammer or your knuckles should produce a distinctly more "solid" sound over the stud.
As a rule of thumb, you should use support brackets every 24 inches. For very light loads, you can get away with 36 inches between supports.
Be sure to consider the weight load the shelf will bear, the weight of common everyday objects can be greater than you realize.