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Expert Advice:
You may have several areas in your kitchen that need wood brackets. For example, a Kitchen Island and Breakfast bar. It is not uncommon that the counter overhand will be different for each application. For example: the kitchen island counter overhand is only 10 inches but the counter of a breakfast bar has overhand of 14 inches. Following the rule of a minimum of 1/2 depth requirement the kitchen Island will require a 5 inch deep wood bracket and the breakfast bar counter will need a bracket with at least 7 inches of depth.

Since most of the corbels and brackets offered at InvitingHome.com come in several sizes you can use different size brackets of the same style to properly support your granite or marble counter. However, since the 1/2 depth rule is a minimum requirement, for consistency you may choose to use the larger size of wood brackets for both applications.

Various architectural products are functional, and add detail that will enhance your home. Geoffrey (from Sarasota, Florida) shared his successful project with us: using his creative vision, Geoffrey installed both large and medium maple brackets to add additional support to his granite counter and overhang. Thank you for sharing your successful project and wonderful pictures with us Geoffrey!

"I've attached some pictures of how we used the brackets we recently acquired from you.

The larger brackets that we purchased were used to support the extension of our granite counter top used on the island in our kitchen. They were mounted by screws through the back side of the cabinet.

The smaller brackets were used to support the granite bar overhang and the opposite sides of our kitchen sink. In this case, we had to first mount the brackets to a wood plate and then secure the plate to the back side of the wall under the bar top.

In both cases, the installation went well; and the brackets, because they are solid wood, provide adequate support for our granite tops. The brackets were finished to match our cabinets.

Thank you for your assistance in providing these beautiful corbels without which we would not have been able to complete our project as nicely as we were able"

Geoffrey.
brackets for kitchen countertop support