Wood slab vanity top installation

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  1. Dec 27, 2013 #1

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    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!
     
  2. Dec 27, 2013 #2

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    Are you going to have storage under the countertop?

    And don't forget...

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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 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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    Voila! Installation complete

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    Absolutely beautiful!
     
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    Looks great :D, Rust-Oleum and others make paint to match to paint plumbing below the counter.
     
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    that is a beautiful piece of wood. What are you protecting it with?
     
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    I foam brushed on about 10-12 coats of Waterlox
     
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    ThatÂ’s a very nice job.

    You never told or showed us what you used to mount it?
     
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    Sorry I don't have any photos of the corbels- my friend took the photos, and I don't have a camera. I bought 5 maple corbels from Tyler Morris Woodworking, using various sizes due to the irregular widths of the vanity. Will post photos of them as soon as I can. I was happy with the results!
     
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    The corbel photos I promised.....long ago!
    And I KNOW the exposed plumbing looks bad......I'll get to it before I'm dead.....

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