|Forum topic by hopingtodoitmyself||posted 288 days ago||15003 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
288 days ago
I already have the wooden shelves that I want to use. I would prefer to have them floating, as I am trying to achieve a low profile, Zen look. From searching the Internet, I understand that I will need to drill long holes through the shelves (back to front) and then attach pins/bolts through them that are attached to a long narrow plate that extends beyond the pins, and which is attached to the wall, and is concealed behind the shelf. However, I cannot find the hardware to install them except in Australia. I couldn’t copy the picture, but here is the link:
It shows a long bar with 2 protruding bolts/pins. The description is:
Floating shelf bracket
1) Does anyone know of a source for a product like this in the US? I have seen products that are single pins with single back plates, but nothing where those pins are attached to a long plate, which I think would give it more stability.
2) The available wall does not have studs in the area where these shelves need to be installed (a small wall beside the bathroom sink). The total wall spans about 24”, from the mirror to a closet, and the sheetrock was mounted on either end, with no studs in between. Therefore, I will have to install the brackets in sheetrock with, I’m assuming, mega wall anchors. The shelves are approximately 18” x 6” x 1/34”, and are made of teak, and I will be using them only for small decorative items like perfume bottles or candles, perhaps a vase, so they will not be supporting a lot of weight. Does anyone see a problem if I cannot use studs? What type of anchor would you recommend?
3) If this method is not recommended, do you have any suggestions as to how to mount them with the least visible clutter?
I will appreciate any assistance you can provide.