Choose how you’d like your iron supports to be installed:
2B. Concealed Fixing: a rebate is created in the joinery/substrate, making it sit flush
For a visible fixing, go straight to Step 3.
For a concealed fixing, you can do one of the following,
A: Fur out the wall or base the thickness of the brackets and apply finished substrate over the top
B: Create a rebate in the substrate with either of the following methods
POWER TOOLS: Use a Top Bearing Flush Trim router with a 1/2” deep cutting length and cut a rebate into the substrate the same height as the height of the iron support.
MANUAL TOOLS: Use a hand saw and cut along the substr ate to a depth of 1/2”, making the height of the rebate the same as the height of the iron support. Then using a wood chisel (1” is a good choice) remove the excess wood between the lines you just created
3A. IMPORTANT NOTE:You must make sure you are securing these brackets to a stable surface suitable for suppor ting the weight that will be applied. It is highly recommended that these brackets secured to a 2x4 or 2x6 stud or a header. Blocking behind cabinet carcases is a must. (see illustration for example of how to block cabinet base with a 2 x 4 or 2 x 6.)
Place the bracket into the mounting channel and af fix the bracket to the cap using ALL of the included #12 wood screws.
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.