Common Questions

Shopping for antique doors and antique furniture doesn't need to be overwhelming. Find a list of of answers to common questions below.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the showroom located?

The Corbel's showroom is located at 5741 Commerce Street St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775

When is the showroom open?

The Corbel is open on Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Does The Corbel ship or deliver?

We offer shipping to the continental United States.

Antique Doors

How many doors does The Corbel have?

Our door inventory is constantly rotating so we never have the exact sam number of doors in stock from one day to the next. On average, we have have roughly 400 doors in stock.

Do you put every door you have on website?

We work hard to get the doors added to the website as quickly as possible. However there is a chance that we have received doors at our warehouse that we are still processing before adding them to the website. If you are looking for a door but can't seem to find one that meets your needs on the website, give us a call and we would be happy to look through the doors in process to see if we have a door that would be the perfect fit for you.

Can you ship or deliver doors?

We are capable of shipping doors anywhere in the continental United States.

How soon will I get my door(s)?

All doors are shipped on average within 6-8 weeks of your order. If you need your door shipped sooner give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate. If you select in-store pick-up, doors are available for pick-up by the next business day. Please visit our Shipping Policy page for all details related to shipping.

Where are your doors from?

The majority of our doors are sourced from Europe, primarily France and Belgium. We also have a considerable number of doors sourced from Alexandria in Egypt. The rest of our door inventory is made up of doors sourced near and far that caught our eye. 

What if I like the door but not the color of the door?

We strip doors to give our customers the natural wood look. If you would like something other the natural wood, all doors are able to be stained and painted. Please note that The Corbel does not offer staining or finishing as a service. This is something that you would need to do yourself or have another company handle for you.

How well do antique doors hold up to everyday use?

We like to say that they have stood the test of time...literally. While these doors are all old, they are in great condition and well suited for everyday use.

What do I need to know before buying antique doors?

The most important thing to consider when buying antique doors is the size. While this seems like common sense, it is easy to get caught up with the design or look of a door that will not work for your space. The height and width of the door are the two most important measurements.

If I do not like the door I chose or it does not work for my space, can I return the door?

Our antique door sales are final. This is why it's important to make sure the size, and structural elements are right for your specific needs. If there's something that you aren't sure about, give us a call and we would be happy to make sure you get the right door the first time.

Does The Corbel make doors? 

The Corbel does not make any doors with the exception of barn doors. All of our doors are one-of-a-kind antiques. If you are interested in one of our barn doors, please contact us to place a custom order.

Does The Corbel replace broken or missing glass in doors?

The Corbel does not offer a service of replacing glass in any doors. All doors are sold as-is, as pictured on our website. We do however have relationships with companies that can replace the glass for you and we would be happy to put you in touch with them.

Can you trim the doors?

We do not offer door trimming as a service. Most trim carpenters or trim shops will be able to take care of this for you. For our local customers, we have relationships with trim companies and will gladly drop off the doors for you as a free service. You will need to work with the trim company to identify the services needed and you will be responsible for the cost of services rendered. 

Hand Built Furniture

What’s the difference between a custom piece and a piece from your hand-built program?

A custom piece puts every single design element in your hands. Details can be as intricate or as simple as you’d like. You have complete control to work with our designers to build the piece of your dreams. A hand-built piece is still tailored to fit your needs, but there is a limited number of design options that you are given. The limited design options allow us us to pass on cost and time savings to you since our team is ready and prepped to build the pieces in our hand-built order program. 

How long does it take to make a custom or handbuilt piece?

Most fully custom pieces take 4-8 weeks depending on their intricacy and detail. This lead time is also dependent on the number of projects ahead of yours when the order is placed.

Handbuilt pieces are generally complete within 3-6 weeks.

How soon should I expect my custom or hand-built furniture?

Custom and Handbuilt furniture will ship within 6-10 weeks of us receiving your order. This time is largely impacted by the amount of detail or intricacy in a piece as well as number of pieces in the queue ahead of yours.

What kind of wood do you use to build your tables?

Tables are made out of reclaimed antique cypress. If you would like a table made out of something other than cypress, please call us for a custom quote.

What's the difference between a smooth top and a dirty top?

We make a majority of our furniture out of antique cypress which has a beautiful patina from its previous use and age. The patina normally consists of the old saw marks from when that wood was milled and colors that show its age. When we leave the patina on the face of the wood as as-is, we refer to this as dirty top. The top is sanded to obtain a smooth finish but still carries much of the look from the old patina. A smooth top is achieved when we take that wood and send it through a planer that removes the face of the board. The wood then has a perfectly smooth top with no deviations in the wood from old saw marks or previous use. 

Antique Furniture

Where do you source your antique furniture?

We find beautiful pieces of furniture all across the world, but we primarily source furniture from Belgium and France.

Is your Antique Furniture in good shape?

We only source and provide antique furniture that has stood the test of time. All of our furniture is in great condition. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also functional!

Do you ship antique furniture?

We ship our furniture all across the country. We focus on ensuring that your pieces are delivered to you safely and securely.

Shipping, Returns & Exchanges

We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.

What is the shipping policy?

Once your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that our fulfillment team has received your order. Once your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email notification with your tracking information. Shipping fees are non-refundable in the case of returns.

What is your return policy?

View our full return policy here.

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