Help installing your Granite Brackets.
Common Uses for the Standard Bracket
- Supporting granite countertops with our Granite Bracket.
- Supporting granite countertop that sit on kitchen cabinets with our Granite Bracket .
- Support granite overhangs with our Granite Bracket.
- Brace up granite countertops or granite separation bars with our Granite Bracket.
- Supporting granite bars in restaurants with our Granite Bracket
- Used when you have a knee wall to connect a granite countertop to with our Granite Bracket.
- Homeowners love this Granite Bracket because it’s so easy to install for your granite countertops with our Granite Bracket.
- Granite installers use it because it is fast and easy making our Granite Bracket for Granite countertops a very profitable tool for installing clients new granite countertops or bars with our Granite Bracket.
Installations Guide For Installing Granite Brackets for Countertop.
1) Routing Template
a. Your order will include a premeasured router template designed to work with a Top Bearing Flush Trim router bit.
b. Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on the cap of your knee wall.
c. Using a T-Square mark a horizontal line at each mounting location.
d. Working from left to right, align the inner edge of the routing guide with the horizontal line you just marked, and fasten the routing guide at that point. Be sure to fasten BOTH sides of the guide to the cap in order to prevent slippage.
e. Using a Top Bearing Flush Trim router bit with a 9/16 inch deep cutting length, trim the excess wood out of the mounting surface. This should leave you with a clean, even channel for the bracket to be seated in. Be sure to remove any excess wood chips or saw dust from the mounting channel.
f. Place the bracket into the mounting channel and affix the bracket to the cap using the included screws. Use ALL of the screws included. You can also cover the bottom of the mounting channel with Liquid Nail for extra strength if deemed necessary.
2) Saw and Chisel
a. Measure and mark the appropriate mounting locations on the cap of your knee wall.
b. Using a T-Square mark two horizontal lines that are 2 and 9/16 inches apart from each other at each mounting location.
c. Using a hand saw, cut along each line to a depth of ½ inch.
d. Using a wood chisel, remove the material between the line you just cut creating a clean and even mounting channel. Be sure to remove all of the material in the mounting channel or the brackets may not sit evenly.
e. Place the bracket into the mounting channel and affix the bracket to the cap using the included screws. Use ALL of the screws included. You can also cover the bottom of the mounting channel with Liquid Nail for extra strength if deemed necessary.
Notes from the pro shops:
1) Brackets that have side or back angles attached to them do not need a mounting channel to rest in as they are typically covered with sheet rock of some other surface material. Though you could create mounting channels for the additional mounting points it is much simpler to flush mount by trimming the sheet rock in that area and then apply a sheetrock patch.
2) Be sure your new wall or other object that you intend to use as a base for your granite countertop is well built and stable. If you’re unsure consult a professional.
3) We recommend pre-drilling all screw holes to prevent cracking support studs. Though we offset the screw hole positions to help avoid splits, pre-drilling is a good idea.
4) Consider using Liquid Nail – it may seem like overkill considering the combined strength of the lumber and our half inch steel countertop brackets. However, the more surface area that is physically attached the stronger and more stable the joint will be for supporting granite countertops. Liquid Nail is an inexpensive extra touch for that extra measure of durability.