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Old 12-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Location: Denver CO
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Originally Posted by PNW-type-gal View Post
I'd run that by an engineer (or the manufacturer) before I hung a honking big piece of stone/whatever countertop on there. It's providing support in the "wrong" direction.
Hidden brackets are pretty common these days. The perpendicular piece goes inside the wall, but in the picture that was linked, it's hidden by drywall.

You can see more details here.

Hidden Countertop Supports and Brackets - Standard Plus for granite, marble, quartz and other solid surface materials
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:03 PM
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yep. they're a good option.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jamiecta View Post
If they need them per the manufacturer's instructions then yes it is definitely worth having them. But I can understand the desire to not have them - when we redo our counters I will make sure the overhang is within the manufacturer's limits such that we do not need them because I am going for a very streamlined kitchen.

However, when needed, something like this is a great alternative to corbels if you are going for a more modern look with no visible supports:
These are the brackets that I would have preferred to have installed before they put the overhang in place. Well, they told me after and then told me that there was no need to take the countertops off. Lowe's ended up providing me with 4 Federal Brace steel brackets.

I guess since my overhang is right on the border on bracket support requirement they want me to have them. They are coming back out next week to add something else to I will have them check the brackets as well.
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