1 I like to maximize the use of space and this shelf, which runs along one whole wall in the kitchen, uses the area over the doors and pantry cabinets.
2 The kitchen shelf brackets are almost exact replicas of the brackets I found in the old Winter House kitchen when I bought this farm.
3 Over the kitchen sink are milk glass shelves that hold tea pots and spices. The brackets are old chrome.
4 A close-up of these useful brackets - I'm always looking for objects like this at antique shows and antique malls.
5 This milk glass shelf in the kitchen is supported by old bathroom brackets - enamel over iron.
6 I use similar brackets in bathrooms to hold hand towels, perfumes, and toiletries.
7 These brackets are nickel coated. Sometimes, I have old brackets that I find replated.
8 These large brackets hold a wide, heavy, marble shelf over my big bathtub - a great storage space for bath towels.
9 These brackets were replated beautifully.
10 The 'bracket' motif continues outside, as well. These giant brackets support this over-doorway roof, which protects the doors and openings from the elements.
11 I love these overhangs and wish I had put them over every uncovered doorway.
12 All of the eave rafters on the farm are finished off decoratively with, what appears to be brackets. This overhang is where I hang a large number of bird feeders.
13 a closeup of the fine workmanship
14 Sometimes I get lucky and come across old architectural elements, like these giant corbel brackets from an old Victorian house. I used them to hold up a serving counter in my lean-to garage.
15 The old paint lends great character to these brackets.
16 The counter can hold a great deal of weight because we hung the brackets on sturdy iron L hinges.
17 In the Tenant house, there are simple, elegant brackets supporting the mantle piece.
18 A closeup
19 In the kitchen, a great use of space was created by adding shelf brackets like these.
20 They were so wonderfully crafted by our carpenters.
21 Another milk glass shelf in the gym bathroom
22 These brackets are another example of enamel over cast iron.
23 There are new brackets to hold my exercise medicine balls, but there are also architectural brackets over the wainscoting.
24 This shelf goes around my entire gym and it's a handy place for water bottles, heart rate monitors, and yoga straps.
25 Such lovely detailing
26 Brackets also hold up the over-the-door canopies on the greenhouse ends.
27 These painted iron brackets were crafted with great expertise.
28 Old, wonderful, architectural salvage brackets, like these in my stable kitchen, are becoming increasingly difficult to find. These were hung very well and can hold heavy shelving, like this soapstone slab.
29 The carpenter's joy is evident in the detailing.
30 A different style of bracket on the other side of the room holds shelves, as well as counters.
31 This is a great design from the 19th-century.
32 Those same brackets are used here in a horizontal manner.
33 Gelbu and Dolma sit at this counter to eat their lunch.
34 Old iron brackets are great for shelves, like this over-the-sink shelf.
35 I always marvel at the intricate casting of such brackets.
36 This is the tack cleaning room, where all the neatly organized shelves are supported by carpenter created brackets.
37 Slavo Kormanik designed these lovely brackets and many of the other new brackets on the farm. I would simply make a sketch and he would execute it fancifully with his woodworking tools.
38 This shelving is in the tack room in the stable.
39 These shelf brackets are a very good example of what we call 'carpenter's joy.'
40 The design is a free expression of a carpenter's original woodworking skills - wonderful details.