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Centerline Steel, LLC
125 Douglas Park Drive, #5
St. Augustine, Fl 32084

Call - 888-960-3854
Email – support@countertopbracket.com

Customer Support Hours

  • Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm EST
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

The following holidays will be observed by Centerline Steel:

  • New Year’s Day Closed
  • Memorial Day Closed - Remember those who sacrificed everything, the debt cannot be repaid.
  • Independence Day Closed - Celebrate the founding of our great nation!
  • Labor Day Closed
  • Veterans Day Closed - Thank those who serve and have served our country.
  • Day before Thanksgiving Close at noon EST
  • Thanksgiving Day Closed - Count your blessings and spend time with family & friends.
  • Day after Thanksgiving Closed
  • Christmas Eve Closed
  • Christmas Day Closed - Celebrate the Reason for the Season, Jesus Christ!
  • Day after Christmas Closed
  • New Year’s Eve Close at 3pm EST


Installation guide for Standard, Standard Plus and Forward L Brackets
 

Countertop Support Bracket Installation Guide

Our Countertop Support Brackets are simple to install. Our " standard countertop support bracket", "forward l countertop support bracket" and "side mount countertop support brackets" require a 2.5 inch wide by 1/2 inch deep channel is routed our chiseled out of the knee wall. The bracket is then mounted into the channel with #12 wood screws that are provided with your purchase. As the countertop support brackets are being mounted they should be checked to ensure they are level with the knee wall and shimmed to level if necessary. Builders glue (liquid nail) can be be applied to the mounting surface if desired to bond the countertop support to the granite.

Will my installer understand how to mount the countertop support brackets?

Most installers are familiar with our products. If not just print this page and hand it to them. Our countertop support brackets are easier to install than corbels and the installer will understand the instruction immediately.

How to install your countertop support brackets

The first method requires the following tools. A saw, wood chisel and level.

  • Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on the cap of your knee wall. Start at 6 inches in from the edges and space the brackets 18 - 24 inches apart.
  • Using a T-Square mark two diagonal lines that are 2 and 9/16th inches apart from each other at each mounting location.
  • Using a hand saw, cut along each line to a depth of 1/2 inch.
  • Using a wood chisel (1 inch is a good choice), remove the material between the lines you just cut creating a clean and level mounting channel. Be sure to remove all of the material in the mounting channel.
  • Place the bracket into the mounting channel and affix the bracket to the knee wall using the included screws. Use ALL of the screws included. You can also cover the bottom of the mounting channel with Liquid Nail for extra strength if deemed necessary.
  • Using a level ensure that the bracket is level with the knee wall. If necessary shim the bracket level.

The second method requires the following tools. A router, 1/2 inch "Top Bearing Flush Trim" router bit and level.


  • Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on the cap of your knee wall.
  • Using a T-Square mark a diagonal line at each mounting location.
  • Use a 1/4 x 4 inch strip of wood as a router guide.
  • Working left to right, align the inner edge of the router guide with the horizontal line you just marked and fasten the routing guide at that point.
  • Using a Top Bearing Flush Trim router bit with a 1/2 inch deep cutting length, trim the excess wood out of the mounting surface. This should leave you with a clean, level channel for the bracket to be seated in. Be sure to remove any excess wood chips or saw dust from the mounting channel.
  • Place the bracket into the mounting channel and affix the bracket to the cap using the included screws. Use ALL of the screws included. You can also cover the bottom of the mounting channel with Liquid Nail for extra strength if deemed necessary.
  • Using a level ensure that the bracket is level with the knee wall. If necessary shim the bracket level.

Tips from our installers

  • Brackets that have side or back angles attached to them do not need a mounting channel to rest in as they are typically covered with sheet rock of some other surface material. Though you could create mounting channels for the additional mounting points it is much simpler to flush mount by trimming the sheet rock in that area and then apply a sheet rock patch.
  • Be sure your knee wall or other object that you intend to use as a base for your granite countertop is well built and stable. If you're unsure consult a professional.
  • We recommend pre-drilling all screw holes to prevent cracking studs. Though we off-set the screw hole positions to help avoid splits, pre-drilling is a good idea.
  • Consider using Liquid Nail – it may seem like overkill considering the combined strength of the lumber and our half inch steel countertop support brackets. However the more surface area that is physically attached the stronger and more stable the joint will be for supporting granite countertops. Liquid Nail is an inexpensive extra touch for that extra measure of durability.

Hidden Countertop Supports for Knee and Pony Wall Applications

Hidden Countertop Supports for Kitchen Islands

Hidden Countertop Supports for Specialty Applications

Floating Wall Mount

countertop supports - floating wall mount bracket

Center Levered Bar Support

hidden countertop support bracket
Island Countertop Bracket Installation Guide
 

Countertop Support Bracket Installation Guide

Our Countertop Support Brackets are simple to install. Our " standard countertop support bracket", "forward l countertop support bracket" and "side mount countertop support brackets" require a 2.5 inch wide by 1/2 inch deep channel is routed our chiseled out of the knee wall. The bracket is then mounted into the channel with #12 wood screws that are provided with your purchase. As the countertop support brackets are being mounted they should be checked to ensure they are level with the knee wall and shimmed to level if necessary. Builders glue (liquid nail) can be be applied to the mounting surface if desired to bond the countertop support to the granite.

Will my installer understand how to mount the countertop support brackets?

Most installers are familiar with our products. If not just print this page and hand it to them. Our countertop support brackets are easier to install than corbels and the installer will understand the instruction immediately.

How to install your countertop support brackets

The first method requires the following tools. A saw, wood chisel and level.

  • Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on the cap of your knee wall. Start at 6 inches in from the edges and space the brackets 18 - 24 inches apart.
  • Using a T-Square mark two diagonal lines that are 2 and 9/16th inches apart from each other at each mounting location.
  • Using a hand saw, cut along each line to a depth of 1/2 inch.
  • Using a wood chisel (1 inch is a good choice), remove the material between the lines you just cut creating a clean and level mounting channel. Be sure to remove all of the material in the mounting channel.
  • Place the bracket into the mounting channel and affix the bracket to the knee wall using the included screws. Use ALL of the screws included. You can also cover the bottom of the mounting channel with Liquid Nail for extra strength if deemed necessary.
  • Using a level ensure that the bracket is level with the knee wall. If necessary shim the bracket level.

The second method requires the following tools. A router, 1/2 inch "Top Bearing Flush Trim" router bit and level.


  • Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on the cap of your knee wall.
  • Using a T-Square mark a diagonal line at each mounting location.
  • Use a 1/4 x 4 inch strip of wood as a router guide.
  • Working left to right, align the inner edge of the router guide with the horizontal line you just marked and fasten the routing guide at that point.
  • Using a Top Bearing Flush Trim router bit with a 1/2 inch deep cutting length, trim the excess wood out of the mounting surface. This should leave you with a clean, level channel for the bracket to be seated in. Be sure to remove any excess wood chips or saw dust from the mounting channel.
  • Place the bracket into the mounting channel and affix the bracket to the cap using the included screws. Use ALL of the screws included. You can also cover the bottom of the mounting channel with Liquid Nail for extra strength if deemed necessary.
  • Using a level ensure that the bracket is level with the knee wall. If necessary shim the bracket level.

Tips from our installers

  • Brackets that have side or back angles attached to them do not need a mounting channel to rest in as they are typically covered with sheet rock of some other surface material. Though you could create mounting channels for the additional mounting points it is much simpler to flush mount by trimming the sheet rock in that area and then apply a sheet rock patch.
  • Be sure your knee wall or other object that you intend to use as a base for your granite countertop is well built and stable. If you're unsure consult a professional.
  • We recommend pre-drilling all screw holes to prevent cracking studs. Though we off-set the screw hole positions to help avoid splits, pre-drilling is a good idea.
  • Consider using Liquid Nail – it may seem like overkill considering the combined strength of the lumber and our half inch steel countertop support brackets. However the more surface area that is physically attached the stronger and more stable the joint will be for supporting granite countertops. Liquid Nail is an inexpensive extra touch for that extra measure of durability.

Hidden Countertop Supports for Knee and Pony Wall Applications

Hidden Countertop Supports for Kitchen Islands

Hidden Countertop Supports for Specialty Applications

Floating Wall Mount

countertop supports - floating wall mount bracket

Center Levered Bar Support

hidden countertop support bracket
Photo Contest 2018 Winners!
 

Winners of 2018 Photo Contest Announced

Premier global manufacturer of steel countertop supports awards prize monies and charitable donations totaling $21,000 in inaugural year of program.

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA., DEC. 10, 2018Centerline Brackets, a division of Centerline Steel, LLC, proudly announces winners of its 2018 Photo Contest and the awarding of $11,000 in total prize monies to top scorers in multiple categories.

John Mitchell of Metairie, La. , was named Grand Prize winner after his entry depicting the complete remodeling of a home kitchen with a contemporary design and clean lines was judged best overall. For his win, Mitchell, who entered the Front-Mounting/Front-Mounting PLUS Support Bracket category, received $5,000.

“Using Centerline Brackets in our kitchen renovation allowed us to maintain the structural and aesthetic integrity of the design,” Mitchell says. “The low profile of the [brackets] and the countersunk screw holes made installation and concealment easy. The strength of the brackets gave us assurance that the 13-foot span of walnut wood was secure. The stunning corner cantilever would not have been possible without Centerline Brackets.”

The following individuals each won $1,000 for achieving highest average scores in their respective categories:

· Center-Levered Bar-Support Bracket: Jim Englund, Orlando, Fla.

· Floating Wall-Mount Bracket: Kelly Buczniewicz, Hazel Park, Mich.

· Front-Mounting/Front-Mounting PLUS Support Bracket : Frank Barrera, South Pasadena, Calif.

· Island Support/Island Support System Bracket : Danelle Dapp, Fort Wayne, Ind.

· Spanning Support Bracket: Michael McCall, Binghamton, N.Y.

· Standard/Standard PLUS/Forward L Granite Support Bracket : Kurt Maynard, Palmetto, Fla.

Mitchell, who for the past 11 years has served as events catering manager for Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, praised the customer service he received from Centerline when ordering his brackets by phone.

“I’m just a guy who likes to have stuff done right,” Mitchell says of his DIY project. “It’s always nice when the person taking your order also understands what you’re trying to do with the product.”

Contest entries were evaluated by outside professionals in interior design, marketing and photography. Criteria for entry included submitting a minimum of three digital images depicting action of installing Centerline support brackets, the installed brackets alone, and the completed project—which in most cases did not show the brackets due to their being inconspicuous or “hidden” from casual view.

The contest was open to all Centerline customers around the world.

“This was our first photo contest and, not knowing what to expect, we were quite pleased with the turnout,” says Tracy Smith, founding co-owner and CEO of Centerline Brackets, a majority-woman-owned company in the nation’s oldest city that produces steel brackets known industrywide for their quality, strength and affordability by builders, installers, homeowners and design centers globally.

“Excitement erupted in the office each time a new entry arrived, and we’d all check it out. Mostly, it was thrilling to see the different projects and ways our brackets provide solutions to customers.” Adds Smith, plans are already under way to hold a second photo contest in 2019.

In addition to prize monies, Centerline committed to donating $10,000 to the Grand Prize winner’s choice from a list of several well-known philanthropic organizations in the United States. Discussing the opportunity with Mitchell led Centerline to donate $5,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and $5,000 to the Jacksonville, Fla.-based Wounded Warrior Project.

The inaugural photo contest caps Centerline’s sixth-anniversary celebration in 2018. To view winning entries, visit www.CountertopBracket.com.

About Centerline Brackets

Founded in 2012, Centerline Brackets, a division of Centerline Steel, LLC, is a family-owned, “Golden Rule” company dedicated to uncompromising product quality coupled with superior customer service. All brackets are made from American steel and manufactured in Centerline’s state-of-the-art facilities in St. Augustine, Fla. In addition to its portfolio of countertop supports meeting the greatest number of conventional needs, Centerline’s full-service shop manufactures custom products to match any customer specifications. For more information, visit www.CountertopBracket.com and find us on Facebook and Instagram.



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