I have a Durst Ce1000 4x5 enlarger, the factory baseboard is 50cm wide, 60cm deep and 4cm thick and appears to be hardwood covered with laminate. It is mounted on a cart that puts the baseboard at 55cm off the floor. I have spacer blocks to raise the easel base to 75cm. That way the working height is ok for smaller prints and I can remove the spacer assembly to put the easel on the baseboard. I have low ceilings and a narrow door as well.
The cart is framed from 2x4" studs and then covered on three sides with 12mm thick particle board screwed and glued to the frame. There is another piece with the corners notched and it fits inside the frame to form a shelf at the bottom. The enlarger is screwed to the top of the cart frame thru what looked like factory predrilled holes that were in the baseboard.
The factory baseboard is hardwood and there is a steel plate under the column so the baseboard is clamped between the bottom of the column and the steel plate.
You will see a similar plate at the base of your wall bracket. You will need a piece of 3mm thick steel plate and drill holes in it to match the column base and use bolts and nuts to mount the column to your baseboard.
It is not really too top heavy, there is a large counterweight hiding in the column along with the spring assist. I added over 6kg of lead as the factory setup wasn't enough to handle the 450CLS head, I just position the head about a third way up when I have to move it.
Here is what it looked like with the temp spacer system.
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