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Bojangles 12-27-2013 12:32 PM

Wood slab vanity top installation
 
I'm finishing a wood slab and would appreciate advice on mounting. It's 7' long, 2.5" thick with varying widths between 20"-10". Total weight of slab with vessel sink/faucet will be around 95lbs. Brackets will screw directly into studs through drywall. Any advice on appropriate brackets to use?

Thanks!

oldognewtrick 12-27-2013 01:09 PM

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Are you going to have storage under the countertop?

And don't forget...

Bojangles 12-27-2013 01:21 PM

No storage. I don't have a photo of the exact slab I bought, but it looks similar to this:

http://www.houzz.com/photos/1061006/The-Orchard-modern-bathroom-seattle

elbo 12-28-2013 12:36 PM

does the slab end touch the end walls ?

CallMeVilla 12-28-2013 01:22 PM

If the slab is free floating, you will need to bolt hefty steel L-brackets to the studs along the run of the top. You can notch the studs to recess the attachment for later wall finishing. I would suggest getting these brackets fabricated ... this is not your Home Depot "off the shelf" hardware.

You can finish the drywall so the stud bolts do not show.

nealtw 12-28-2013 02:58 PM

The posted link shows the type of brackets that would be needed.
I see oldog got a photo of the family reunion.

Bojangles 12-28-2013 07:42 PM

No, both ends are open. I was thinking about using well made corbels.

nealtw 12-30-2013 12:24 AM

I have seen one being done, but it was just the guys idea and I never herd how it worked out but he welded 1" steel rounds to a 1/4" x 3" x 48" steel bar and bolted that to the stud behind, he did 3 or 4 of these and did the drywall around them. Like I said, that's all I saw and I don't know what he was using for a deck.

nealtw 12-30-2013 09:20 AM

http://www.wwhardware.com/a-m-extended-concealed-shelf-support-bracket-gray

havasu 12-30-2013 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 97813)
I have seen one being done, but it was just the guys idea and I never herd how it worked out but he welded 1" steel rounds to a 1/4" x 3" x 48" steel bar and bolted that to the stud behind, he did 3 or 4 of these and did the drywall around them. Like I said, that's all I saw and I don't know what he was using for a deck.

I purchased a free floating shelf which had this exact bracket and once installed, was completely hidden from view. It made for a real slick installation.


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