Select, Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on your wall.
If needed, remove Sheet Rock or other wall substrate in the area where the
bracket will be mounted to expose the studs.
2A. PRO TIP: Use a chalk line or laser level to mark a straight line. Then
attach a 2x4 along the line giving you a template and “shelf” to use
while mounting the brackets, keeping them perfectly level with each
Securely mount the bracket to the side of the stud.
Use a level to ensure the brackets are level with the knee wall. If
necessary, use shims to make the bracket level.
Once the brackets have been fastened, hang Sheet Rock or whatever wall
material you chose and finish off as you normally would.
Prior to setting the top in place, run a bead of high-quality silicone
adhesive down the center of each bracket.>
PRO TIP: For a wood countertop application you have the option to
secure that to the bracket with screws and skip the glue. For this you
would have to drill holes in the bracket and secure your wood shelf,
desk, counter etc. with screws using the holes you drilled
Installing On Steel Studs
In order to mount these brackets your steel studs must be reinforced with
a wood stud from top to bottom. Fasten a 2x4 or 2x6 to the side of your
steel stud using screws. Secure the wood stud to the top and bottom of the
Repeat Steps 1-6 from the section ‘Installing on Wood Studs’.
Iron Counter Support Brackets can carry significant loads but they must
be securely fastened to the mounting surface with continuous blocking,
or double-stud construction. When mounting into wood studs ”toeing”
into the stud will ensure that all screws are fully engaged. If toeing is
not an option align the bracket so that 1 top and 1 bottom screw are
fully engaged. When installing into metal studs you must block the
steel studs using wood studs by either piggy backing or sliding a wood
stud into the C channel metal stud.
Weight capacity is based on evenly distributed static loads.
Bracket spacing is based on the weight being applied and the
countertop material being used. Different countertop material can
carry different spans. Consult your countertop supplier if you have any
questions or keep your spacing at no more than 24" on center be safe
with any application.