We used the chrome tube that is sold in B&Q as wardrobe rail, and put the
circular brackets, that usually hold it to sides of wardrobe, at the top and
bottom, one on the underside of the worktop and one on the floor. The
breakfast bar has been in now for almost two years and still looks great.
I'd second that. I used two pieces of chrome tube with circular brackets top
and bottom, when I rebuilt the kitchen at our last house. The worktop
projected about 3 ft beyond the adjoining cupboard, and I used a piece of
tube slightly set in from each of the two outer corners, if you see what I
mean. They were in place for about 10 or 11 years until we moved, and never
gave any problems at all. I used to hop up onto the worktop occassionaly to
get to the light fitting, as we had quite tall ceilings.
We found Wickes did a specific Breakfast Bar leg. About 2" or so chrome leg
with a large bracket at the top to screw onto the surface. Had a twistable
bottom to adjust for height - however in our situation, we found the leg was
actually too long and took the adjuster out (which then meant it was too
short!). We only used it on a large span of a work surface - just in case
it bowed - but as it turned out - it never bowed and the leg happily sat
about 3mm off the ground...
Wasn't cheap though - about £20 or so.
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