Corner braces are typically L-shaped metal parts or straight timber members that are screwed onto opposite sides of the corner joint. They are commonly used in the construction industry to strengthen corners in timber frame structures. They strengthen or connect 2 pieces of timber together. They are countersunk on the inside of the L brace and are fitted with M3.5 (No 6) woodscrews.
Corner brackets These reinforced corner brackets 50mm are used in specific projects and are much heavier duty with a triangular metal section connecting the sides of the brace. Available as 50mm which is ideal for strengthening stools, chairs tables and benches and many other applications
Flat corner plates do a similar job as corner braces but are fitted to the edge of the timber using the M3.5 (No 6) screws
Mending plates bridge across and connecting 2 pieces of timber
Angle plates, stretcher brackets and worktop bracketsare used in the fitting of kitchen and bedroom units and securing worktops to cupboards. Extremely versatile products with the slotted holes in the Stretcher bracket to allow for adjustments when strengthening drawers and kitchen fittings.
Modesty blocks also known as screw blocks Used for the assembly of boards at 90°.These modesty screw blocks can be used to secure worktops to cupboards etc. Easy to fit using 3 x 3.5mm countersunk screws.
The London pattern grey shelf brackets are a very popular bracket for shelves. They are manufactured from pressed steel and can be overpainted to match the existing décor. The longer leg is fitted to the wall. The shelf needs to be 20mm wider than the shorter leg. If more weight needs to be supported it is just a matter of adding more brackets. If fitting to a hollow (stud) wall it is important to screw the brackets to the stud as the plasterboard will not support the shelf. When fitting, use a spirit level to ensure the shelf is level. This can be easily achieved by fitting the 1st bracket at the required height, set on the shelf board and level with the spirit level, mark the wall underneath the shelf board, Set the bracket the correct spacing and align the top of the bracket with the pencil line, Mark the holes and drill. Secure the bracket with the appropriate wall plugs and screws paying attention to the top 2 fixings as they carry the bulk of the weight.