Wooden Brackets
Tucson wood brackets
Tucson wood brackets
Sarasota wood brackets for kitchen countertop
Sarasota wood brackets
Melbourne carved wood shelf brackets
Melbourne wood brackets
Carolina wood brackets
Carolina wood brackets
Wichita carved wood brackets
Wichita wood brackets
Chicago wood brackets
Chicago wood brackets

wood brackets supporting a granite shelf
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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 for your kitchen counter can become a confusing task. In reality it is not so difficult, and can be narrowed down to three simple steps:

1. Identify the right size of the wood brackets for your specific application
In general, the depth of wood brackets should be at least 1/2 of the countertop's overhand depth. For example, if the overhang of your countertop is 12 inches deep to provide adequate support to the counter you should use wood brackets that range from 6 to 9 inches in depth. When installing wood brackets for a shelf the minimum depth should be at least 2/3 the depth of the shelf. For example if your shelf depth is 12 inches then chose a wood bracket that is at least 8 inches deep.

2. Determine wood brackets quantity
It is easy to determine how many wood brackets you need to support your kitchen counter. For proper support of the countertop you will need wood brackets installed every three feet apart. For example, if your granite countertop is 6 to 7 feet long, you will need 3 wood brackets to provide proper support. In this case, two of the wood brackets should be placed on each end of the countertop and one wood bracket should be placed between them.

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3. Choosing the wood bracket's style
Wood brackets definitely should compliment your kitchen design and go well together with the style of your kitchen cabinets. Wood brackets carved with grape motives like Tucson wood brackets or Santa-Monica brackets will add a Tuscan flavor into the kitchen. If your kitchen is Traditional or Transitional in design you might like to use bracket with elegant curves and classic lines like Chicago wood brackets.

If your kitchen cabinets do not have any embellishments it doesn't mean that wood brackets for the countertops have to be simple as well. Actually, it is a perfect way to add an elegant touch of understated sophistication to unembellished kitchen.

Wood brackets with leaf design are very popular and extremely versatile; they can be incorporated in variety of kitchen styles. Jacksonville wood brackets with expressive and graceful scrolled leaf on the sides will add elegance to any kitchen. The open-side wood brackets like Melbourne brackets or Washington wood bracket will provide an adequate support for the countertops and in the same time create a light and airy feeling.

Wooden brackets carved with lovely spring flowers like Sanford wood brackets are perfect for French provincial style kitchen or Cottage kitchen. Carolina wood brackets and Delray wood brackets will compliment well Shaker kitchen style, Arts-and-crafts kitchen as well as Mission style kitchen.

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 >>

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adding panache to your kitchen remodel with wooden brackets
If you're remodeling your kitchen, you're probably thinking of the kind of cabinets you would like, the style of pulls or knobs should be used or what kind of countertops and in what colors would work best for your kitchen revamp. But while you're considering these options for your kitchen remodel, think about the structural aspects while reflecting on expressing your unique style at the same time. The application of wood brackets in strategic places in your new kitchen can make a minor update into a major attraction. Think about adding a few of our beautiful wood brackets to support the countertop - especially if using a solid material, such as granite or concrete.... read more about how to add wooden brackets to your kitchen >>