I finally found brackets that I like. The benchwork mounts to the wall much as a shelf would. The shelf brackets commonly found at big box and hardware stores would work but I don’t care for the support strut. It would protrude too much into the lower deck “sky” space. L brackets without the strut would have too much give to them considering any movement is too much.
I had an image in my head of a particular bracket style that I knew I had seen somewhere but for the life of me I couldn’t find it in stores or the Internet. Earlier this week, I am browsing on a totally unrelated subject when there in the search results is a picture of the exact bracket I have been seeking. It seems the key search term is “cantilever bracket”. Now I know. C’mon Google, find me cantilever brackets.
As it turns out there seems to be a single manufacturer of this style bracket – A&M Hardware. Everywhere I look I see the same images and same part numbers. So be it, A&M Hardware brackets it is. Woodworkers Hardware has the brackets: http://www.wwhardware.com/a-m-hardware-work-station-brackets-gray-am-gray-16253
Made from 1/8″ steel these brackets claim to support 1000 lbs. Not that I need that kind of loading but it is nice to know the benchwork should be rock solidly mounted. The pricing is about the same as the strut type brackets – $10 ea. With Christmas present shopping underway I think I will postpone ordering brackets until the new year. Let the credit card cool down a bit! 😉 Brackets won’t hold up benchwork building so no big rush. I am just relieved that I finally found what I have been looking for.
A&M Hardware 12″x18″ bracket template 1:1 scale on 24″ deep bench.