Shelf Bracket FAQ

Curious to find out more about our incredible range of shelf brackets? Simply have a look through our wealth of frequently asked questions and subsequent answers.

What is the Strongest Shelf Bracket?

Different types of shelf brackets are used for various shelves and purposes so depending on your usage, the answer might be separate. Although, typically heavy duty brackets are the strongest; these are ideal for holding heavy objects in the garage for example.

What are the Different Types of Shelf Brackets?

Shelf brackets come in various materials and appearances which can range from: angle brackets, heavy duty brackets, floating brackets, lip brackets, decorative shelf brackets, brass shelf brackets, pipe shelf brackets, wood brackets, folding bracket sand adjustable brackets. Make sure you look at your current property interior and decide which brackets looks most appealing against your style.

Which Side of L Brackets Goes onto the Wall?

The longest part of the bracket goes against the wall underneath the shelf bracket. The length of the longest part should be around three quarters the width of the main shelving unit.

How Much Weight Can a Shelf Bracket Hold?

Depending on the design, shelf brackets can hold various weights. Due to the length and thickness, brackets can hold very strong loads! Its important that you check the load weight to decide on the best shelf bracket for you.

How Big Do Shelf Brackets Need to Be?

Shelf brackets can range from various sizes, from as little as 5 inches deep – for shelves holding books, to 24 inches for desktops and other large spaces. Typically it’s a good idea to use brackets that are 1 inch shorter than the depth of the shelves. For example, if you want shelves that are 8 inches deep, use 7 inch brackets.

Where Should Shelf Brackets Be Placed?

Shelf brackets should always be installed on drywall. The brackets must line up with your wall studs and then ensure that you are mounting the shelf at eye level and that wall is strong enough to support the brackets. For example plasterboard walls will be too weak for bookshelves – plants and photographs are more acceptable. So ensure that the location of your shelf brackets is taken into consideration.

What Are Shelf Brackets Called?

Also known as a shelf support, shelf brackets are a great way to create a simple and practical solution to holding various home objects from books to ornaments. It is fastened to the wall and ideal for making the most of space within your home.

What Are Floating Shelf Brackets?

Floating shelf brackets create an illusion that your shelf is quite literally floating. These brackets include at least two rods which support the shelf from the inside. The shelf will have holes which allow the brackets to just slide into place – then just secure it to the wall with screws. Done!

How to Hang Shelf Brackets

Position the longest part of the bracket against the wall under the shelf, then mark inside the holes so you know where to place the screws. Remove the shelf and the brackets from the wall and check your markings to ensure the markings are correct. If you are happy you can screw the brackets to the wall and slide the shelf into the brackets. That’s it, enjoy your stunning new shelf brackets!

What Are Shelf Brackets?

A shelf bracket is a fastener that is used to hang a shelf onto a wall. There are various types of shelf brackets such as L-shaped brackets which are known as a subset of angle brackets, cabinet shelf brackets usually used within wardrobes and floating shelf brackets which usually include two rods to support the shelves from the inside. it’s important to do your research and find the perfect bracket for you.

To find out more about our fantastic shelf brackets, simply get in touch with Unique Metal Craft today! We look forward to hearing from you.