12″ clearance from bracket to bar. Must drill 3/16″ pilot hole prior to mounting bolts. This unit must be mounted into solid studs. If studs ar not 16″ center line, a 2″ x 6″ wooden plate must be used for mounting. Four 3/8″ x 4″ lag bolts with washers included. Unit is black. Same day shipping if order is placed in morning. Made out of heavy 14 gauge material not light weight 16 gauge material.