I am looking for a specific style of shelf supports that I can't seem to
find anywhere. They are mounted to rails at the back of your bookcase in
3/4" or 1" slots.
The bracket that hold up the shelf is virtually a flat piece of metal bent
at 90 degrees that hooks into the metal rail.
This is different from most other shelf support and rail systems in the
design of the support. The flat side of the metal is parallel to the floor.
Most of the other rail systems have the flat side of the support
perpendicular to the floor to give extra strength to the support.
There is a specifice reason for having the flat side horizontal. If I were
to put a book onto a shelf without checking where the support was, I could
push it back into the shelf support and squash all the pages on that edge,
thus ruining the book.
If anyone has any ideas where to find such a support, I would really
I've never seen one like that and I doubt it would be strong enough to
support books. The rest of us use shelf pins to prevent the problem you
Several styles are shown here:
I am looking for a different type of shelf support than you usually see. The
piece that connects to the "shelf standard", and holds up the shelf, is not
a vertical piece that I want but a flat piece. It would look a little bit
like a standard shelf "clip" if the shelf clip were 10" long instead of the
usual 1" to 1 1/2" or so.
Anyone else seen something like that?
That "floating bracket" is the closest I have seen, but still not quite what
I need. The ones that I saw in a local bookstore looked a little like the
"floating brackets", but they were turned upside down. They also weren't so
fancy. (ie: read "expensive". I will be buying about 700 hundred of them, so
the price is a factor. At $11.00 each for an 8" bracket, it is too much.)
The ones that I saw also looked like they fit into more common looking
"standards". (With vertical slots every inch or two.)
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.