By Alek. Shelf. Published at Monday, May 15th, 2017 - 19:09:34 PM.
Tips on Buying a Floating Shelf Floating shelf is a form shelf that has hidden brackets or support and observed as floating smoothly along the wall. The beauty of this design is an eye candy and it creates an impression like magic. Anything that has an effect that is suspended in mid air is fascinating to see and more futuristic in nature. This floating shelf makes the room look spacious, and installing this type of shelf will surely add some glamour anywhere it will be installed, either in the living room, study room, bathroom or bedroom. The basic parts of a floating shelf package are the internal bracket, restraining screw and the shelf with holes that fit the internal bracket. Simple installation process involves measuring where to make holes, drilling holes in the wall, screw the inner bracket to the holes, and last is sliding the shelf to the inner bracket fitting. After installing, only the shelf will be visible and make sure to read the maximum capacity of the shelf to avoid accidents. The floating shelf can be used for plants, jars, lamp, books and almost anything that is used for display. There are varieties of colors you can choose from, depending on where you want to place them. Floating shelf prices are ranging from simple $9.00 to a deluxe $104.00. Prices vary from the size, shape, and design. Shops offer a style that is more like a shelf and decoration combined, it is well polished, and has angel carvings on the edge with built- in led lights near the wall. Other designs are in a form of abstract, others arranged like stairs, and some designs are character based such as birds, horses and angles. The amazing thing about the floating shelf is that, though it has different designs, the purpose of being a shelf is still there. Samples are color black for that computer room or home theatre that will blend on the colors of home appliances like media players, color grey on that corner beside the window which is perfect for that sunrise shadows with those family pictures, and transparent just above the bathroom sink for that clean gaze. The idea of a shelf is to make things organized and can be easily reached when needed. It is so good to arrange things to a shelf that has a style, polished with true beauty in which you cant see brackets, bolts, elbows or nails. Your house is going to look a lot more expensive, and those visitors will be delighted to see how enchanted those shelves. That feeling of being inside a model house is what we want, and living in a home that has the power to attract is reachable when you install floating shelves.
Solid Brass Shelf Brackets - Strength and Beauty For the Home As an architectural element a shelf bracket serves an important function: assisting in the support and carrying of weight. Most brackets have a simple L shaped design of two "legs" with one side attaching to a wall and the top leg extending outwards to support overhanging objects. There are a variety of materials that can be used to construct a bracket including wood, stone or metals. Since a bracket is expected to carry a large amount of weight it is important to choose a high quality material that will not bend or snap under pressure. Choosing new brackets for a shelving project in the home is a simple process when it is broken down into a series of questions. 1) How Many Shelves Are Being Installed? A shelving system can range from one shelf to however many will fit in a given area. Take into account what will be stored on the shelves (books, knick knacks, tools, etc.) and consider any additional space certain items may require. 2) What Material Will the Shelves Be Made Of? Shelves can be metal, wood, glass or even plastic. The type of material is especially important to consider when storing heavier objects such as books or home hardware. Thinner materials will bend and can possibly break under extreme weight so choose a higher quality material such as wood if needed. 3) How Many Brackets Will It Take? This will depend greatly upon the size of the shelf - a good rule of thumb is the longer the shelf, the more brackets each shelf will require. If you shelf length exceeds 30 inches plan on using at least 3 brackets - it is important to provide adequate support for longer shelves to prevent sagging or breakage. 4) Where Should They Be Installed? Shelf brackets should always be installed into a stud - do not mount a shelf bracket into drywall only because it will get torn off the wall when weight is added. A stud finder is a simple and inexpensive tool available in most home hardware stores and a good investment for all homeowners. If brackets are being installed into a solid wall such as brick or concrete, wall anchors will need to be used. Installing these anchors into weak areas (such as mortar) will cause the same problems as installation directly into drywall over time. 5) How Much Weight Can One Shelf Carry? This will depend entirely on the material the shelf is made of and what it is carrying. A glass shelf will typically support no more than 50 pounds while wood and metal shelves can carry anywhere from 200 to 400 pounds depending on thickness. Solid brass shelf brackets offer added strength and durability over time and come in a variety of ornate designs to add beauty to any shelving system. A bracket is a focal point of design and a unique shelving bracket will transform a boring shelf into a decorative element in the home. Shelf brackets can be matched with other existing patterns in the home or stand alone as a new and exciting change from the ordinary.
3 Ladder Shelf Designs to Add Life to Any Dull House Some people have a knack for interior design and some people, like my self just cant get their homes to look tidy and well ordered. So what do you do if your home is starting to look a little cluttered with all your possessions? The simple answer is to use storage furniture to keep your belongings neatly stacked and out of the way, though dont completely hide everything as this might make your home look a little sterile. Good items to use are shelves, they help you make better use of your interior vertical space and add an interesting dimension to your home. These days a lot of people are using ladder shelves to decorate their houses, they are a simple option but you can store several things and still keep a neat looking space. If you look around your local home depot youll discover that there are many varieties of ladder shelves, they come in different shapes, sizes and colors. They are mainly constructed from hard woods, but you will also find some crafted from metal and even bamboo material for a more elegant look. If this is the first time you have ever heard of a ladder shelf, then they are simply tall rows of shelves in the shape of an old A-step ladder. Though they come in many different design styles, some are angled outwards from the wall with the top most shelf being the smallest and each level down gradually getting larger. This unique shape adds another dimension to your room or living space. Ladder shelves are all very reasonably priced, you can find a set for as low as $50, but some are priced much higher. The cost will depend entirely on what materials the unit has been constructed with, as some are made from oak and others are made from light metals like aluminum. To give you an idea of what you might find on todays market, here are 3 ladder shelves, which you might come across. (A) 4-Tier-A-Frame Shelf - This is a hard wood variety made from a high quality beech wood with a smooth dark brown espresso finish. Its overall look may appeal to an office space or a very modern interior as it has a cool sleek look. Each of the shelves is different in size, which will give a room space an interesting dimension. This type of ladder shelf is priced very low in comparison to its quality and can be bought for just $62. (B) Cape Craftsman Nantucket 24" (5 Tier) - This set of ladder shelves is based on an oriental style and would be a suitable display holder for a collection of ornaments or another valuable possession. It is constructed from a durable MDF material and comes with a black finish; it is very light and will last a long time. Each individual shelf has been made from several thin bits of MDF to form a platform, this adds to its ornate appearance. You can see that more work has been put into this product and this is reflected in the price, with each unit going for about $111. (C) Boca Ladder Display - This set of ladder shelves is made entirely from bamboo wood, which gives it a very unique quality and appearance. You can see the strong texture of the wood clearly as it has been given a lacquered finish to enhance the lines; the frame is made from bamboo wrapped in rattan wood to enhance its durability and give it a visibly appealing look. This particular ladder shelf will cost you over $200.
Creative Uses of Shelf Systems For Organizing the Home and Office If you visit most homes or offices, shelf systems are typically piled with books and magazines in a way appears messy and disorganized. Because shelves often occupy a great deal of space, the clutter can bring a cluttered look to the entire room. But shelf systems dont need to be an eyesore! The first step in creating a more aesthetically pleasing look is to start with the shelf system itself. A floating shelf or a wider floating mantle shelf allow you to increase the visible presence of the shelf and improves its usability. Next, there are ways that you can arrange objects on the shelf that bring a more decorative look to your home or office space. Decorative Shelf Systems Instead of packing your shelves with just books or magazines, use bookends to segment literature and incorporate some decorative pieces between. Small sculptures and pieces of artwork appear prestigious and add a sense of elegance when they are positioned onto a floating shelf. A wide floating mantle shelf is a great spot to display family photos. You can stay strictly to photos in decorative frames or add artistic candles and pottery to add interest to the otherwise sharp geometrical shapes. Visually Pleasing Organization Shelving is a fantastic way to bring a sense of chic organization to your home or office. Instead of piling shelves full of books, binders, and magazines, add trendy wicker or sea grass baskets on a floating shelf. If organized in pretty, attractive storage containers, shelves can hold stationary supplies and other little things that have a habit of disappearing in desk drawers. If you select the appropriate size basket and add them to a floating mantle shelf, they are perfect for media storage and business card holders. Interesting cups and vases make finding pens and pencils so much easier than digging in desk drawers and look amazing also. Larger, rectangular containers or decorative in/out bins can be used to hide files, paperwork, and bills. Customizable Desks and Tables Shelf systems also make a great home for equipment and electronics. Not only can you customize the spacing and location of the shelf system to meet your needs perfectly, shelving occupies less floor space than traditional desks and tables. A smaller floating shelf works perfectly for a phone table particularly in places such as a small entryway, or behind a desk where space is a premium. To add some additional decor to the shelf, add miniature potted plants or a small pen set and stationary for notes. A floating mantle shelf works great for holding wall mounted LCD and plasma TVs. One of the biggest trends is to add a decorative frame to the cabinet of the TV and accenting it on either side with ornamental plates or glassware. The TV looks more like a picture rather than a big piece of plastic stuck in the middle of a bare wall. Using a combination of different shelf sizes together on the wall makes an excellent computer desk that can be adjusted to fit the space available as well as the needs of the equipment. Shelf systems are more than simple functional items added into your home or office. With a little creativity, you can simply enhance the look and feel of a room or make the space more organized and easier to use.
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