If you have a poured concrete floor, you can install anchors in the floor to mount brackets for vertical bracing of sorts. Older houses tend to have vertical support posts in the basement for the main floor...you could bracket to one of them. Or you could install one...they make adjustable posts that can be anchored to the floor and a threaded post on top can wedge it in place. Several options, maybe none is perfect, but might get you by...bricks don't take concrete anchors very well, but you could frame around the brick column, then you'd have studs to screw in to...let us know how you proceed, please. And you might not need to brace the bench...you'll know soon enough.actually i do believe i will have to do some sort of "bracing". but my situation is this, one one wall, i have a brick support column, and very little actual wooden area to support bracing, that's one area.
in another room, i have a 20 amp electrical wall socket, (for a portable heater, fan, coffee maker, etc) but NO room to put the bench up against that wall, or even near by.
in another room, it faces the city street, ground level, and only one overhead light bulb, and limited wall spacing.
living in an old Victorian home, limits what and where i can do this, and i simply cannot take this equipment up into the house, as the only real "spare room" is reserved for when the grand kids do a "sleep over"........
so even though the equipment is "due" to arrive this saturday, i have way more things to figure out.