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Old 08-01-14, 12:03 PM
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Breakfast Bar

I'm installing a 16" deep x 6' long breakfast bar and it will be attached directly to the wall (no base cabinet or pony wall beneath it).

I need to know if a 10" bracket support will work, or if I should use a 12" bracket. I'll mention that each bracket can carry up to 600lbs (they are considered "heavy duty") and the counter top is laminate, not granite. I'm not anticipating it to be very heavy.

Is 6" of unsupported top acceptable in this situation or is 4" better?

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Old 08-01-14, 12:24 PM
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More support is always better but much will depend on the wall you're mounting to and how well you attach the brackets. If you've got kids or throw parties where people may be seriously leaning on the edge of the bar then I'd opt for the larger brackets but if it will see lighter (no kids climbing on top) use then the 10" ones should work.
 
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Old 08-01-14, 12:31 PM
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Overkill and paranoia are words often used when people talk about me

I'd go with the 12" just in case (assumes mounting to studs in the wall as well).
 
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Old 08-01-14, 12:43 PM
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Well, the kids may climb on it without my knowledge..lol. I think I'll play it safe and go with the 12" brackets. Additionally, what spacing would be appropriate? I was thinking 3 brackets....one 6" from the edge on both sides and then one to split the difference. The top is 72" long.....
 
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The stud spacing of your wall will probably make that decision for you. I doubt you will get lucky enough to have studs exactly where you want.
 
 

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