Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on the face of the
wall or cabinet boxes.
1A.Start at 6” inches in from the edges. 1B. Space remaining brackets 18” – 24” apart. 1C. No more than 3” past the edge of the bracket should be unsupported.
Choose how you’d like your iron supports to be installed:
2A. Visible Fixing: the brackets are visible and fixed directly onto the
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.
PRO TIP: Pre-drill holes using a 9/64” bit. This will help ensure the wood
Use a level to ensure the brackets are level. If necessary, use shims to
make the bracket level.
Prior to setting the top in place, run a bead of high-quality silicone
adhesive down the center of each bracket.
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.