Floating breakfast bar

hey guys, just wanting any advice on how to fix a 3 plank 2x8 inch 8 foot long breakfast bar into a 3 sided nook.. I know it needs to be into the studs but what kind of brackets or braces should I use to keep it floating? thanks Bec
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  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Sep 30, 2013
    So you have a built up "plank" that is 8 feet long, 24" wide and 1 1/" thick? The easiest would be to install a cleat on the three sides. this cleat should be at least 3/4" thick ...Ideally 1 1/2". this can be secured to the walls studs with some heavy screws or lags. I built an "office desk nook" for a client like this a few years back. The desk was about 5 1/2 feet long and made from 6/4 maple. 8 feet is a pretty wide spread, to help reduce any sag, you could "edge" the front with a piece of angle iron. This could be mounted with screws counter sunk to give it a bit of a modern industrial look. If you do not want this visible on the front edge you could set it back a few inches from the front.

  • Grandmaquilts Grandmaquilts on Oct 03, 2013
    Corbels! The are the carved "right angles" that you often see in fine furniture. Pick them up in the Millwork dept at Loew's or get the wrought iron shelf supports. I got mine at Hobby Lobby. For an 8ft run I would use at least 3.