Blakeney Slanted Post
Federal Brace continues it’s line of support posts with the Blakeney Slanted Post. Named after trendy and hip, urban sections of Charlotte, North Carolina. The round-shaped Blakeney similar to the the Dilworth, but is slanted forward to extend the bar top out. It is made of thick steel and sports a bronze and gloss black finish. It is designed to elevate a 10 inch to 12 inch wide upper bar top above the sub-counter with a 5″ lift and extending outward.
Considerations when Installing Post Countertop Mounted Supports
We suggest that you space the posts no greater than 30” apart on a standard application. With your fastening holes prefabricated into your sub counter you can attach your first post. Make sure that when you fasten the post that you check for level in all directions. The post should be straight up and down and be level across the top flange as well as down the top flange. This will give the best possible support result to your countertop.
Once your first post is in place you can now add the additional posts making sure that you check the additional posts the same way you checked the first. Also, use a level to test each successive post installed to make sure that the whole installation is level. Placing the level from post top flange to post top flange will help you read this aspect of the installation.
Once all the posts are in place you will want to wipe them down to get rid of any hand prints or other debris. Just before installation of your counter you may want to apply adhesive or silicone to the top of the post to adhere it to the counter. Once the counter is in place you can caulk around the edge of the posts if you choose. This will give greater adherence to the countertop and cover any gap between the posts and counter.
Final step is to enjoy your work and your new kitchen counter! We are thankful that you chose to support your beautiful counters with Federal Brace posts.
Printable PDF Installation Sheet