Mount Laminate with Brackets?
Very old construction, plaster. Don't particularly wish to rip out and replace the walls at this time for a small project. The current problem is a corner style desk with a little opening in the center making it difficult to keep clean in the area, so replacing it with laminate mounted on the wall will remove that problem.
I want to put a piece of laminate in a recessed area that is about 4 1/2 feet wide, and about 24 inches deep. This is for a stand up computer station so basic piece of laminate will do and I will need to drill a couple holes through for the cables. The support would be for the maximum of 2 monitors, computer, printer, speakers, keyboard, mouse; not a lot of weight.
First thought was a 2x4 section on the left/right walls and run a couple board straight across and mount the laminate to that. Problem is one of the walls has the brick chimney, so there seems to be about 1 1/2 inches (including the plaster) so I am not sure I can mount to sufficiently sound for that.
This brings me to brackets from the back wall out to support it. This would give me 3 or 4 supports from the back (or if I add ones on the side walls 5 or 6).
As it appears right now the laminate section would be just under 4 1/2 feet and about 25 inches in depth total. Not sure if I should look for metal or wood or what would be the best way to mount it. If one or the other is more recommended, how big of a bracket would I be making or finding?