Random item made the mantel better!
I was looking for trim items for a mantel for our new house. I had no idea what all I would need, but I purchased 2 oak leaf corbels, frieze moulding, and on the spur of the moment, one of these corner blocks. The carpenter was excited to use these products, since he'd never upgraded a mantel in this way. We were discussing the pattern match at the corners of the mantel - definitely something to consider when purchasing the frieze moulding - and he realized that this block, installed as a sort of keystone over the fireplace, would be the solution. He matched the corners perfectly, and still achieved the flow of the vine across the front of the fireplace. The block allowed him to cut and trim, as necessary to get it all to work. I had anticipated having it left over, and am glad I purchased it!