Installing Granite Brackets

Instructions and tips on installing granite brackets.

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Installations Guide For Installing Granite Countertop Brackets

 

Installing our brackets is a fairly straight forward process that can be achieved by using either of the methods below.

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Routing Template:

  • a. Your order will include a pre measured 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 diagonal line at each mounting location.
  • d. Working 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 9/16th 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.
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Using a wood chisel to clean the grooves you just cut.
Use a level as you install the Granite Brackets.

 

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 diagonal lines that are 2 and 9/16th 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 sheet rock 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 off-set 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.

This is just a flash demo of the instructional pictures bellow. If you need support or have questions please call us at 1-888- 960-3854 or e-mail us at support@countertopsupport.net