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Project by Carey Mitchell posted 09-26-2021 04:13 PM 673 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The overhanging part of the island countertop was not correctly supported. Specs say that an overhang greater than 14” must be supported; this is 21.” The industry spec says it must be supported at least 12” from the mounting surface. The corbels installed by the builder were decorative only and protruded about only 6” – actually crap that supported nothing. The countertop seemed to droop about 1/8” across the 21” – splashed water ran across and off the edge. Something had to be done, but the solutions from the builder (Patrick Malloy Homes) were a joke.

After looking extensively, it became evident that wood corbels probably would not supply sufficient support or could not be fastened for solid support of that weight. I used steel supports that are 1/2” thick, 2” wide and extend 12” – the rated load is 125 pounds each. Made the builder install them, removing drywall down to the studs.

To cover the really ugly steel brackets, I designed and made corbels of poplar 4” thick with 14” protrusion. Then routed the back to accommodate and hide the steel.

The result turned out nicely.

These are the brackets I used:

https://ironsupports.com/products/standard-front-mount-countertop-l-bracket?ref=yotpo_106&variant=15840870498375





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 09-26-2021 04:21 PM

Good job creating great looking corbels. Would be nice to see the metal brackets that the corbels cover.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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987Ron

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#2 posted 09-26-2021 06:01 PM

Nicely done, good looking.

-- Ron

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#3 posted 09-26-2021 06:14 PM

Well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 09-26-2021 09:09 PM

Nice looking corbels! Those steel brackets are quite the thing!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 09-27-2021 12:25 AM

Tremendous job, Carey! I love the overall style and your very sturdy construction. This looks like a real nice change up.

-- AJ

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pottz

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#6 posted 09-27-2021 12:34 AM

real nice soloution carey,beautiful and strong.what should have been done from the start.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Carey Mitchell

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#7 posted 09-27-2021 01:37 AM



real nice soloution carey,beautiful and strong.what should have been done from the start.

- pottz

I made the builder’s warranty guy come back and reinstall the trim molding. He is a 40 year finish carpenter and a really nice guy, despite all the problems he has to deal with (and working for Patrick Malloy builders, there are a LOT of them). His boss, the warranty guy, plus a helper, were there. My wife heard him say “Holy s*, he actually made these corbels, he should be the one building these damn houses.” This in front of his boss. Satisfaction comes in many forms.

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pottz

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#8 posted 09-27-2021 02:03 AM


real nice soloution carey,beautiful and strong.what should have been done from the start.

- pottz

I made the builder s warranty guy come back and reinstall the trim molding. He is a 40 year finish carpenter and a really nice guy, despite all the problems he has to deal with (and working for Patrick Malloy builders, there are a LOT of them). His boss, the warranty guy, plus a helper, were there. My wife heard him say “Holy s*, he actually made these corbels, he should be the one building these damn houses.” This in front of his boss. Satisfaction comes in many forms.

- Carey Mitchell


yeah it’s sad some of the quality issues with homes built today,it’s all about how fast and how cheap the builder can knock em out.i sell construction hardware and nails for some of the biggest builders and they just grind us down on price.good to hear you came out ok.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Underdog

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#9 posted 09-27-2021 11:16 AM

Those are really good looking corbels. And the one bobble with the router is hidden behind trim, so no harm no foul.
Great story too. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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