Floating shelves have been proven to provide great help in organizing a room and also in
transforming a messy place into a sanctuary.
Instead of adding more space consuming cabinets or drawers, one can simply take advantage of
floating shelves and create a wonderful home makeover in no time.
Like any fixture that need support, the life of a floating shelf all depends on the strength and
durability of the brackets attached to it.
A weak floating shelf bracket can only mean one thing - no value. But a good bracket always
protects one’s investment.
The use of the floating
shelf is not new. From small houses to bungalows, they all make good use of floating shelves to add beauty to
The design has been present
for ages now and yet continues to grab the hearts of internal home decorators. Wine collections, wine glasses,
photo, books, toys, and CD collections are just among the things that one can think of placing on a floating
When planning to organize a
room with the use of a floating shelf it is fairly important to choose durable and long-lasting brackets. These
brackets can come friendly on the pocketbook or can be a bit expensive.
However, using cheap or
affordable floating shelf brackets does not always mean compromising the quality. The most important aspects to
consider in choosing floating shelf brackets are the design and make. The price will then follow.
Wood and metal are the two
most commonly used supports for floating shelves. Wood floating shelf brackets require more work during
designing and installation. But unlike metal, wood when used as support for the shelf can be carved into various
shapes and conclude a wonderful piece of art. Floral and the ancient designs are two good examples of the
possible carving that can be done on wood.
Metal brackets on the other
hand, are simple but cost-efficient solution for floating shelves. Concealed brackets are the most popular of
its kind and many internal home decorators take the lead to it.
The concealed floating
shelf brackets bring a little mystery to the design of the shelf by hiding the support. Concealed brackets are
usually attached to floating wood shelves. However, they are also good supports for glass shelves that are
mostly placed in bathrooms and living rooms.
A floating shelf with metal brackets (galvanized metals)
can become the focal point of an area because of its mystical design. People not familiar with how floating
shelves are made would surely get a bit confused as to how it is made to float. This is where floating shelves
with concealed brackets become wonderful tricks.
There are two well known
designs of concealed brackets that are widely used and accepted.
The first one makes use of two angle bars; one bar is attached to the shelf while the other one is
securely attached to the wall.
These bars are then slid against each other to make a perfect fit.
type works like pins; two concealed brackets are screwed on the wall parallel to each
is then bored with two holes just enough to fit the brackets.
things are accomplished, the shelf can easily be placed on the brackets and ready for