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#1 posted 08-03-2016 10:22 AM

Thanks for all the input guys. I apologize if my explanation of the dimensions was confusing. This island as I call it, is an L shape, so the width is greater at one end, than it is at the other. That is the reason for the two different widths.

I am still debating which brackets to go with. I do not have a stub wall underneath this overhang, as there is one base cabinet facing the overhang and I would not want to cover that up. I talked to fastcap about their speed braces, and they suggested 6 across that length. Seems like massive overkill considering each is rated for 300lbs, and were designed for granite, but I supposed, as others have mentioned, going overboard might be a good thing. While I can’t imagine a situation where an adult would want to sit on that overhang, anything is possible. Think I may install 4 for starters – and go from there.

I was not planning on doing a sub base, of ply for example, but some people have suggested it, I think because of the overhang. Is this something that you guys would recommend?


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