Yes. Palmer stands are shipped partially assembled. The individual legs are one continuous piece, and are fully assembled with the feet, top caps, and corner fittings. The horizontal cross bars must be assembled to the legs, and to the wall. These horizontal members attach very easily to the legs and wall flanges with provided set screws and Allen (set screw) wrench.
All Palmer stands are shipped via U.P.S. directly from our Providence, RI facility. The stands are shipped knock-down thereby providing low shipping costs and very efficient delivery. Each individual component is double wrapped in protective foam, and tightly packed in our heavy cardboard shipping cartons. We experience close to zero shipping damage.
Yes. A complete set of assembly instructions and an exploded-view line drawing are provided. All components are called out specifically. Please refer to our Installation Instructions and Installation Video.
Palmer includes a complete hardware package with every washstand. This package includes a wall bracket for support of the sink, screws with hollow-wall anchors for attaching the wall flanges and wall bracket, shims for leveling, pins to position the top and bottom of the legs, extra set screws for attaching the cross members, a hex wrench for use with the set screws, rubber bumpers for use with an optional shelf, silicone for securing the sink to the top of the legs and wall bracket, and lastly polish for cleaning the stand after assembly…everything you will need!
It is very important to check for plumb, level, and square as you install the legs and the horizontal cross members. Double check that the side horizontal members that return to the wall at both the top of the leg and the bottom (shelf supports at bottom) are set perfectly parallel to one another, square to the front legs, and level. Additionally, the use of the wall bracket is mandatory, and the feet must be pinned to the floor. See our Installation Instructions.
The clips that secure the towel shelf to the shelf supports can be moved outward with the provided shims, in order to improve their fit, accounting for shelf supports that spread outward. Please refer to the Towel Shelf Instructions.
Yes. Every Palmer stand can be cut on site to reduce the size of a washstand. The tubing we use is solid brass, and can be cut easily with a powered miter saw with carbide blade, or a tubing cutter. The solid Acrylic rod can also be cut with a miter saw. Care must be taken to avoid scratches during cutting. In all cases, the cut end of the tubing will be entirely concealed within our fittings. Leg stands provided with an integral Palmer towel shelf cannot be field modified.
Yes, on some models. On the Decorative Collar, Tapered Foot, Bun, and Flush models, the corner fitting that secures these horizontal tubes to the vertical legs can be re-positioned vertically. This fitting has small set screws which can be loosened to allow for this movement. If the horizontal tubes are lowered, the rear risers will be too short, and new tubes will have to be supplied. If the horizontal tube is raised, the rear risers will be too long, and will have to be cut on site.
Yes. The corner TEE fitting that secures the horizontal shelf support tubes to the vertical legs can be repositioned vertically by simply loosening the set screws within this fitting. The standard height of the shelf support is 10” from the bottom of the shelf support tubing to the floor.
Every Palmer stand is included with leveling shims to adjust for a floor out of level. Our Installation Instructions indicate the exact location to place these shims such that they will be completely invisible once the stand is assembled.
No problem. An advantage of Palmer systems is that any component is replaceable. This would not be the case with a fully welded and assembled system. Our knock-down assembly allows for a component to be swapped out easily in the event of damage or defect. Palmer can typically ship out any component the same day we are notified, thereby preventing excessive down time on the job. If a tube is scratched during assembly, the tube can usually be rotated in such a manner that the scratch is no longer visible. All of the Palmer fittings are secured to the tubing with small set screws which can be loosened to allow for repositioning of the tubes.
No. All sink tops require additional wall fastening for support. An additional wall bracket is necessary, and is included with every stand, but additional support may be required for extra large or extra heavy tops. This wall bracket is mandatory, and will guarantee a very secure attachment of your sink top to the wall. Wall brackets are offered in a standard size and weight, as well as heavy duty and custom lengths. All fasteners are included. Any counter weighing in excess of 150 pounds requires the use of our heavy weight wall bracket.
Palmer offers two options for securing the top of the leg to the underside of your sink. The simpler method is to silicone the top cap of the leg to the underside of the sink. This method is always used with china tops, as these tops cannot be drilled. We provide the silicone. The more positive option (typically used for stone tops) is to install the provided pin in the top of leg, and drill a small hole in the underside of the counter to receive this pin. Silicone will also be used in conjunction with this method.
Palmer typically suggests a 2” overhang measured from the outside edge of the counter to the outside edge of the legs. For very narrow sinks, approximately 24” or smaller, a smaller overhang is generally suggested.