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Countertop support bracket - Center Levered for bar tops
Countertop support bracket - Center Levered for bar tops

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Countertop support bracket - Center Levered

This is our preferred countertop support bracket for applications that require support on both sides of a knee wall or other structure such as a bar or offset overhang.

The body of the bracket is 2½” x ½” solid steel and beveled at both ends for safety. The flanges are made of 2½” x 4” x ¼” steel. The granite support bracket has five countersunk mounting holes centered in the top plate, front and rear supports that attach to the knee wall, and support studs to ensure a secure connection to the knee wall—acting as stiffeners for the whole application.

he easiest way to determine the correct length bracket needed for your project is to subtract 8” from the width of the countertop. This allows for a 4” setback on both sides so the bracket remains hidden. For example, if the countertop is 40” you’ll want to order a 32” bracket.

Spacing for the center levered bracket is determined by stud location in the knee wall. Typically, this is between 16” to 24” depending on building codes in your area. Maximum recommended spacing for the brackets is no more than 24” and less the larger your overhang.

When ordering our Center Levered Countertop Support Brackets, be sure to double-check the width of the wall they will be mounted on. Lumber, when initially cut, is considered “rough sawn,” and the rough size for, say, a 2” x 4”, is in fact 2” x 4”. However, when lumber is used structurally in commercial and residential environments, it is milled on all sides to ensure it is smooth, straight and uniform. So, in the case of a 2” x 4”, the actual size of the prepared lumber would be 1½” x 3½”.

NOTE: The default saddle for the Center Levered Bracket is spaced for a 2” x 4” knee wall and assumes an equal overhang on both sides of the wall. We can easily adjust the saddle to fit a 2” x 6”, 2” x 8”, 2” x 10” or 2” x 12” wall and offset the saddle for uneven overhangs.

It’s crucial that you let us know to make these adjustments, however. If placing the order online, simply include the information in the comment box on the checkout page. Or call (888) 960-3854 to place the order with one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer-service reps.

To successfully utilize this bracket, building a quality knee wall is crucial. Here are a few tips:

  • Be sure the knee wall is securely anchored to the floor.
  • Use screws instead of nails when building the wall.
  • Use a double-cap on the knee wall. The first cap will attach to the vertical studs. When attaching the second cap we suggest securing it in locations other than over the vertical stud. This will allow you to rout out the channel necessary to install the bracket without worrying about screws or nails being in the way.

Mounting hardware is included.

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