Countertop Brackets

Wilton wood brackets
Wilton wood brackets
Delray brackets craftsman
Delray craftsman brackets
McLean counter brackets
McLean counter brackets
Miami counter brackets
Nashville wood corbels
Tucson wood brackets
Tucson wood brackets
Chicago wood brackets
Chicago wood brackets

Adding Support and Style with Countertop Brackets

Countertop brackets do a great job of living up to their name by providing the support that is necessary for countertops in kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms where countertops live. But they also have important uses elsewhere in the world of home decor.

With today's trend toward granite and other types of solid surface counter materials, countertop brackets must provide the support that is required to hold up a fair amount of weight. It's important to look for well-crafted brackets made from strong metals like stainless steel and aluminum or hardwoods such as maple, oak and cherry in order to hold up heavy countertops. In many homes, you'll find that children or other young people sometimes choose to use countertops for casual seating, so the brackets need to support not only the weight of the countertops but also the added weight of a person.

brackets for countertop
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But that doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style in order for brackets to do their job. You can use countertop brackets that are strong enough to support the countertops yet are still designed in such a way that is pleasing to the eye and complementary to your decor. It is possible to have the best of both worlds!

wood brackets supporting a granite shelf
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Just because countertop brackets are named as such doesn't mean that they have to be confined to uses that involve holding up countertops. You'll find that these capable brackets can do a great job at supporting weight in other areas of the home, such as supporting bookshelves or heavy window treatments. For example, as your book collection grows, the weight of the books on your shelves will increase. These brackets can help to protect your shelves, the books, and anything underneath the shelves in case of shelf failure.

When installing countertop brackets, you'll want to find the optimal placement to perform the job of bearing the weight most efficiently. In most cases, this involves placing the brackets at regular intervals under the countertops, approximately every three feet. But if your counters offer seating, then you'll also want to consider where your bar stools or chairs will be placed. While holding the weight of the counters is the critical task, you don't want to place the brackets in such a way that people's knees continually bump them when they try to sit at the counter for a snack or a meal. However, the curved shape of the countertop brackets is designed to allow room for your knees.

wood brackets

wood brackets - size and quantity determination
Most often wood brackets used to support shelves or for additional support of the kitchen counter. To use wood brackets as a shelf support you have to select the right size wood bracket. To do so, you have to make sure that the depth of the wood bracket covers about 70% of the overall shelf depth, making the shelf more secure. For heavier shelves and countertops, it is better to select a wood brackets that are 1 or 2 inches smaller than the depth of the shelf or countertop. With a wide variety of wood bracket's styles and sizes available, choosing the right brackets... read on how to determine correct size and quantity of wood brackets >>

wood brackets for kitchen counters

wood brackets for countertops
What is a Wood Bracket? A wood bracket is a structural element which supports furniture and architectural elements such as shelves, bookcases, plant hangers, mantles and more. Wood brackets are essential for support of kitchen countertops, especially if it is a granite counter. Brackets are very similar to wood corbels in function; however, brackets are generally thinner than corbels, and often decorated with cut away carvings. Corbels and wood brackets are both architectural accents but brackets, being narrower, are great for countertop bars and for supporting wider shelves.... read more about wood brackets and what's the difference between corbels and brackets >>

corbels and brackets for kitchen counters

corbels and brackets for kitchen counters
Looking for an attractive way to provide support for your kitchen counters? Your solution probably lies among the many models of corbels and brackets available for this very purpose. Corbels and wood brackets are architectural elements that can serve a functional role while also adding beauty to your kitchen. If your countertops are made of a heavy material such as granite or marble, corbels and brackets are absolutely essential from a structural standpoint. If your countertops are a bit lighter, corbels and brackets may only be decorative in nature... read more about corbels and brackets for kitchen counters >>