Wood Floating Shelves

Quality Floating Shelves For Your Home

The Hardwood Lumber Company specializes in milling custom floating shelves from high-quality lumber. We offer a high degree of customization, so you can create the perfect floating shelf for your home, office, or other space!

Our shelves come in standard sizes or can be crafted to your specifications by woodworkers at our manufacturing facility in Middlefield, Ohio. We responsibly source domestic North American hardwoods as well as exotic species to create the perfect floating shelves for your home.

Options for Floating Shelves

Our floating shelves are available in thicknesses from 1” to 2”.

Two construction styles are available for floating shelves: edge grain and face grain. Learn more about these construction styles or give us a call at 800.798.1269 for product questions. 

Floating Shelf Buyers’ Guide

Unsure how to get started when buying floating shelves? No worries. We’re always here to help answer questions. Read through our buying guide for floating shelves. If you still have questions, contact us online or give us a call at 800.798.1269 for support.

What Are Floating Shelves?

Floating shelves are wall-mounted shelves without visible brackets, creating a clean, streamlined appearance. They are ideal for storing books, showcasing artwork, and displaying decorative items, adding both style and functionality to your space.

Floating Shelf Size And Placement

Measure Your Space: Ensure you have enough room for the shelves and that they will fit in your desired location. Consider the shelf's length, depth, and distance between shelves if you're planning a group layout.

Placement Tips: For a balanced look, leave equal space between shelves and surrounding objects. If you're placing shelves above furniture, make sure they're centered and proportionate to the piece below.

Installing Your Shelves

Wall Type: Identify your wall type (drywall, plaster, concrete, etc.) as this will determine the kind of anchors and mounts you'll need.

Tools and Hardware: Our floating shelves come with the necessary mounting hardware, but you may need additional tools like a drill, level, and stud finder to ensure a secure and straight installation.

Maintenance And Care

Cleaning: Regular dusting and cleaning will keep your shelves looking great. Use appropriate cleaners for wood to avoid damage. Also note that many types of wood, even when properly finished, will experience discoloration when exposed to direct sunlight for long periods. 

Adjustments and Repairs: Tighten any loose mounts or brackets as needed. For wooden shelves, occasional resealing or staining may be necessary to maintain their appearance.

Floating Shelf FAQs

Are floating shelves difficult to install?

Installation difficulty varies depending on the shelf design and your DIY skills. Our shelves come with clear instructions and the required mounting hardware.

How much weight can floating shelves hold?

Weight capacity depends on the material, size, and mounting method. Our shelves can hold up to 75 pounds of weight for each wall stud the bracket is attached to with stud screws. When installed with drywall anchors, our shelves can hold up to 50 pounds per drywall anchor.

Are floating shelves safe for kitchens or bathrooms?

Choose moisture-resistant materials like sealed wood for humid environments. Ensure proper installation with appropriate anchors.

Have additional questions?

Our team is here to help you through every step of the process. For help with questions not answered here contact us by phone or email.