Q: Do I need to support my granite counter top?
A: Support is recommended for counter tops that have a hangover of more than 8”.
Q: What number of corbels is required to sufficiently support my counter top if it has a hangover of more than 8”?
A: It is recommended that you use a support bracket every 40”. However two brackets will suffice for counter tops up to 48” wide. The need for bracket support every 40” increases with the depth of the hangover.
Q: How should I determine the depth required for support?
A: It is better that you don’t leave more than four inches of hangover on a countertop. From an aesthetic point of view, a corbel depth within an inch or two of the counter’s end is ideal. This means if your counter has a 12” hangover, the corbel should be anywhere between 7.5”-10” deep. (The 10” inch deep corbel will obviously look much better)
Q: How should I keep my legs/knees from hitting the brackets while sitting on a barstool?
A:Technically, there shouldn’t be any such issue as long as your barstool is pulled out when you sit. Sometimes barstools that allow rotation can cause such trouble, but this usually depends on the depth of the hangover as well as the space available for your barstools between the corbels.
Q: Is it possible to install corbels as a Do-It-Yourself project? What are the requirements in this case?
A: Kindly look up the Installation guide for this. You can also contact us for further info or queries.
Q: How can I finish the brackets myself if I order them unfinished? What options do I have?
A: Kindly look up the “Finishes” guide for this or contact us for further info or queries.
Q: I’m planning on using a 6’x16” granite slab for my entry table. How many corbels will I need? How do I support these properly?
A: Granite entry tables with these dimensions are commonly used in homes and businesses. Try to place your corbels where you find studs in the wall. Studs can usually be found at 16” intervals, and if you can use these for the entry table’s support, this is a much better option. If you don’t run into a stud where you need to mount a corbel, use large toggle bolts and opt for at least three corbels to ensure proper support. If you find studs, even two corbels can do the job. It is highly recommended that you use an under mount angle plate to support the entry table, whether you find studs or not. Kindly refer to the Installation guide for further details.
Q: I need to install corbels outdoors. How will the corbels weather in this situation?
A: Please see the Finishes guide for info on this topic.
Q: Why should I choose Wrought Iron Corbels over wood? What are the benefits?
A: First of all, Wrought Iron is stronger and sturdier than wood. It is suitable for outdoor as well as indoor application, and you can get more ornate and elaborate designs in wrought iron.
Q: Is it possible to replace wood corbels with cast iron or wrought iron corbels?
A: Yes. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that you’ll need to match the corbel width so that it fits in properly. This way you won’t have to refinish the patch where the old corbel was placed. On the other hand, if your corbel is to be installed on a painted surface, there should be no issues at all.
Q: Where can I use wrought iron corbels?
A: Kindly visit our design gallery if you are looking for corbel application ideas. Wrought Iron Corbels or Brackets come in handy in many scenarios. Please feel free to call us if you have any concerns regarding an application.
Q: What is the relative strength of Wrought Iron corbels? How much weight will a Wrought Iron corbel support?
A: Our corbels and brackets are made of steel and have a quarter inch back plate with decorative scroll designs. These wrought Iron corbels are heavier and sturdier than the brackets available elsewhere in the market. When installing mantles, shelving, countertops, etc., in your home, if you are using a wrought iron bracket/corbel, you won’t have to worry about its strength. All you have to be concerned with is that they are properly installed. Once properly installed to ensure structural stability within the mounting surface, your corbel won’t cause any trouble.
We hope you found this guide helpful. Please contact us if you have any more concerns or need guidance.