FastCap Stealth Speed Brace, Black
If you want a clean countertop overhang with no expensive corbels to bang your knees on, then the Stealth Speed Brace is more than up to the job. Made of thick 3/16'' powder coated steel, a pair of braces can support up to 300 lbs. Just rout a recess into the top of the cabinet and screw it in place - it's nearly invisible once installed. Go ahead and sit on the overhang, it will not sag. Also available from Rockler, FastCap Stealth Speed Braces, Primed Gray.
- The FastCap Stealth Speed Brace is made of solid 3/16" thick steel.
- Screw holes are countersunk into the brace for a flush installation.
over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago
1. If you are worried about the anchoring to granite, the main bolt/screw connectors (i.e. the ones taking all the load) are going into the wall frame, not the granite (the four holes in the picture). So that should not be a problem. Make sure you use the right type/size of screw or bolt. The screws to the granite are just to stabilize the installation. You may want to ask a counter installer about the type and size of a suitable screw, and the drilling method, as you do not want to cause any cracks. In my case I did not even use any screws for the granite connection, I just glued it.
2. If you are concerned about the strength, this bar is very sturdy and strong, and can carry weight of the granite. The weight is also a factor of how much projection you have. If the granite is going to project way beyond the edge of the bar (say more than a foot beyond the edge of the bar), that will increase the load on the bar a lot. You are then also at the mercy of the granite not breaking at the edge of the bar where the stress will be the highest. Also keep in mind that it is not only the granite's weight to consider, but also the load on it (are people sitting on it, for example).
3. If your surface is very long, make sure you have enough of these bars so that they are not too far from each other.