A bracket is an architectural member made of wood,
stone, or metal that overhangs a wall to support or
carry weight. It may also support a statue, the spring
of an arch, a beam, or a shelf. Brackets are often in
the form of scrolls, and can be carved, cast, or molded.
They can be entirely ornamental and serve no supporting
purpose. Among these types of brackets is the corbel.
A bracket is also defined as a decorative or
weight-bearing structural element, two sides of which
form a right angle with one side against a wall and the
other under a projecting surface, such as an eave or a
Brackets also act as an element in the systems used to
mount modern facade cladding systems onto the outside of
modern buildings as well as interior.