Brackets for mounting a counter top to a wall.

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Old 02-28-14, 08:54 AM
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Brackets for mounting a counter top to a wall.

Hi All,

We just picked up an 8' counter-top from Ikea which I plan to mount in my office and use a desk. In order to keep a clean look, I'd like to mount this to the wall and have it be free standing, rather than having legs or something else to support it.

The counter-top weighs 100lbs and is 25" deep / wide.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what size bracket I would need to use to safely mount this to the wall?

I have seen some heavy duty shelf brackets on Amazon that were 22 x 13 and claim to support up to 500lbs each but i'm wondering if these are overkill.

Thanks a ton.
 
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Old 02-28-14, 11:26 AM
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Those countertops are extremely heavy and the problem you might have is that it will pull out of the wall, no matter what bracket you use. I would think you'd have to add some sort of support in the front to help hold it up.
If I'm wrong, someone will chime in.
 
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Old 02-28-14, 05:58 PM
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Is this just a particle board top covered with Formica?
If so your going to have a few issues to deal with.
Unsupported from below it's going to sag within a day.
Particle board does not hold screws well.
Main reason any time you see them there sitting on top of cabinets.
I'd attach 1 X 4's along the back wall and the sides to support the two ends.
Then using a Kreg Tool attach doubled up 1 X 4's to support the front.
 
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Old 03-01-14, 06:28 AM
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We use these often to hold up countertops. You must make sure of your backing and drill into solid wood with substantial fasteners. Fasten the countertop to the bracket first, leaving about 1/8" or so of the countertop showing past the edge of the bracket. When you mount it, the pressure of your fasteners will pull it tight against the wall and prevent a crack from being created along the edge.

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