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Old 12-27-2013, 12:32 PM  
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Default 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?

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Old 12-27-2013, 01:09 PM  
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Are you going to have storage under the countertop?

And don't forget...



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Old 12-27-2013, 01:21 PM  
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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

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does the slab end touch the end walls ?

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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