M Corb...the Corbel alternative.
I had the opportunity to meet with the developer of these brackets and found that he is a stone fabricator and has actually been using them for over ten years. About a year ago he decided to "go public" and begin manufacturing them.
I decided to offer these brackets in addition to our Counter Balance brackets because they provide a means to create a larger overhang than the Counter Balance brackets (but they are more expensive). The M Corbs are made of 1/2" thick carbon steel and the attached both on top of the wall and behind creating a sucure platform for large overhangs. My thought is that if the Counter Balance works for your application use it but if it doesn't use the M Corb brackets. This company also manufactures a hidden bracket for a stone foot rail and a cool system to hang a vanity so it looks like its' floating. Both these brackets will be available soon.
Aesthetics and Strength
The M Corb is a superior corbel that gives unmatched support for all bar tops and countertop over hangs while remaining nearly undetectable. Ordinary corbels are usually made of wood and are always visible making it important to select the right style that goes with the décor of the rest of the house. Decorative corbels are expensive and offer far less support than the M Corb. Beyond just strength and support, the M Corb is mostly hidden from view, that’s why we call it the “Hidden Corbel”. The only part of the corbel that is visible is a one-half by three inch plate that sits directly below the countertop surface. The M Corb comes powder coated white and is easily painted to match the bar top trim, concealing it further.