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What floating shelf brackets should I use for bookshelves?

btrew
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What floating shelf brackets should I use for bookshelves?

Hi there,

 

I'm planning to install 3 x 1140mm solid timber floating shelves in our study. Shelves will be 32mm thick, and 300mm deep. I've never done this before. These are intended as book shelves. Been looking for suitable brackets to secure them into the wall studs. Seen the below online and like the way they work. But they are for masonary walls. What can you suggest for my purposes?

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Thanks

 

StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

Re: What floating shelf brackets should I use for bookshelves?

Welcome @btrew and thanks for sharing your project with us.

 

Let me tag @hazesnow, @Tara86 and @JoeAzza who may be able to help. Our resident D.I.Y. expert @EricL will be happy to offer suggestions when he's back on the site on Friday.

 

Since you mentioned it's your first time tackling this kind of project, you may also want to check out this guide for helpful tips along the way: How To Install Floating Shelves.

 

Look forward to seeing this project come together.

 

Stevie

 

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hazesnow
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Re: What floating shelf brackets should I use for bookshelves?

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l made my own to suit the floating shelf I built

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JoeAzza
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Re: What floating shelf brackets should I use for bookshelves?

Hi @btrew 

I too like @hazesnow, made my own floating shelves, I used 1/2 inch threaded rod for the brackets. My shelves were made from recycled timber, 16 mm thick, doubled up at the edges to make it 32mm overall thickness. The rods were lined up onto the wall  in line with the studs, I drilled and tapped the studs to take the threaded rod, the shelves are set low, therefore I made  short pieces for timber routered out to fit over the threaded rod, making it easier for positioning the shelves.

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: What floating shelf brackets should I use for bookshelves?

Hi @btrew,

 

Will these shelves be completely filled with books? If so, the simplest solution would be to use standard angle brackets on the top side of the shelf, which the books will hide. You could rebate the thickness of the bracket into the shelf, so it ends up flush with the surface. For a traditional concealed bracket, you might like to use Carinya 100 x 76 x 20mm Adjustable Floating Brackets

 

@hazesnow and @JoeAzza have also made some great suggestions that could work quite well in your situation.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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