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The 17.5" Self-Leveling Granite Bracket SLBG-10-5

This 17.5"self-leveling countertop support bracket supports 14" granite overhangs with 5" inside cabinet support.


 
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This 17.5" self leveling countertop support bracket supports 14" granite overhangs with 5" of inside cabinet support.

This bracket uses the Law of Levers and Fulcrums in order use the weight of the countertop to support the overhang. Indeed the more weight brought to bare on this bracket the stronger it gets.
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The 17.5 Easy Granite Bracket is a self-leveling countertop support bracket and is sold exclusively by The Granite Bracket Shop.


This 17.5"self-leveling countertop support bracket supports 14" granite overhangs with 5" inside cabinet support.


SLBG-10-5 Self-Leveling Granite Bracket Specs:

The Easy Granite Bracket has three parts that equal 16.5 inches of the bracket:
  • 5" Rear Pressure Plate
  • 10" Forward Support Plate
  • The Square 2.5" Mounting Plate

Although the 17.5-inch bracket may be used to support any range of countertop materials, granite countertops require more support and thus benefit the most from this bracket.


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Hassle Free Install:


  1. Bevel out 2.5" channel in supporting structure.
  2. Drop the brace into the channel.
  3. Screw the brace into the support structure.
  4. Drop countertop and you're done.

SLBG-10-5 Easy Granite Bracket:

The Easy Granite Bracket has three parts that equal 16.5 inches of the bracket:
  • 5" Rear Pressure Plate,
  • 10" Forward Support Plate and
  • The Square 2.5" Mounting Plate.


The 5" Rear Pressure Plate:


The 5" rear part of the bracket is called the Rear Pressure Plate and is the part of the bracket that sits behind the support structure fulcrum. Unlike other granite braces, this bracket uses the weight of the countertop sitting flush on it to lever the forward part upward or at least even to the underside of the countertops overhang.

This Bracket has a 5" Rear Pressure Plate:

The 10" Forward Support Plate:


The 10" forward or the front of the bracket is called the Forward Support Plate and is the part of the brace that sits forward of the support structure fulcrum. This is the part of the device that protrudes out from under the countertop overhang and acts as a support or lifting brace under the overhang. It gets its lifting value from the Rear Pressure Plate and sits snugly under the overhang.

This Bracket has a 10"
Forward Support Plate:

The 2.5" Mounting Plate


The middle of the bracket has two pairs of screw holes - 2 Rear Screw Holes and 2 Forward Screw Holes. This section is set in the quasi-middle. This section is called The Mounting Plate and is, in fact, a 2.5 inch by 2.5-inch square. 6.25 square inches make up The Mounting Plate with its four screw holes.

It can not be altered in the ordering process:
  • 2 forward mounting screw holes
  • 2 rear mounting screw holes


Install Kit:


  • Four (4) Number 12 x 1-1/2 in. Zinc-Plated Steel Flat-Head Phillips Wood Screw
  • Two (2) Space Washers 3/16x 3/4


Granite countertops and their overhangs need support.
So in order to keep your granite countertop overhang supported and secure you’ll need the Self Leveling Bracket – It’s the only design that will right itself under the granite countertop overhang. Installing them is a breeze with only four screws it levels itself. No more shims, no more tedious leveling, no more glue, just bevel, drop, screw, and go. This is a granite installers dream come true.

Chalkboard drawing of the easy bracket showing the self leveling action of the bracket.

With its self-leveling countertop support design, it supports stone countertop overhangs with ease and security. Although the brace may be used to support any range of countertop materials, stone countertops require more support and thus benefit the most from this support system. Natural stone slabs (eg. granite) used for kitchen countertops are brittle, porous, and can break under their own weight. The finer the stone, the more brittle the bulk material, so reliable support systems are essential.

This design improves upon previous corbel and brace designs by extending the rear end of the support surface behind the fulcrum and into a base cabinet or knee wall. The Law of Levers introduces a relation between the supported mass of the overhang and the length of the Rear Pressure Plate from and past the fulcrum.

This brace takes advantage of this natural law in that longer rear ends can support heavier countertop overhangs. The countertop slab resting on the base cabinet or knee wall makes contact with the rear end of the support structure and given that the fulcrum channel is parallel to the natural stone slab will push the forward support part of the brace to fit flush against the underside of the stone overhang.

The force of the slab pushing down on the Rear Pressure Plate swings the Forward Support Plate up and into the countertop overhang. The pushing force on the Rear Pressure Plate provides the overhang support. This design takes full advantage of this force, the countertop and top support and pressure plate will remain in constant contact with the underside of the heavy stone countertop overhang.



The simple beauty of this design is that it works by taking advantage of one of the oldest laws known; The Law of the Lever and Fulcrum.

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Features
  • Forward Support Plate 10" Length
  • Mounting Plate 2.5" Length
  • Rear Pressure Plate 5" Length
  • Total Length 17.5" Long
  • 4 Screw Holes on Mounting Plate
  • 2 Rear Screw Holes for Slight Forward Support Adjustments
  • 2 Forward Screw Holes for Slight Rear End Adjustments
  • 2 Space Washers Included for Uneven Channel Adjustments
  • 4 #12 Wood Screws