Wall Mounted Bar CountertopTop
The Wall Mounted Bar Countertop is another application where the full weight of the counter is support entirely on the brackets hold up the countertop. These types of mounts may also be called shelves or mantles.
In the wall mounted application the countertop bar is mounted to a full or half wall so that the back edge of the counter is butted up against the wall. The supporting brackets are placed under the counter to hold the countertop up. The wall provides no support to the countertop.
It is very important that the brackets in a wall mount bar application are fastened directly to the wood studs or supporting members in the wall. Brackets that are fastened to the sheetrock or fascia on the wall will tear out of the wall when the load of the counter is placed on them. Short Run Pro recommends the use of gusseted (brackets will a cross brace between the supporting flanges – see example here) brackets in a wall mount counter application.