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What bracket should I choose?

Updated: Jul 31, 2023


Sheppard Brackets - Floating Shelves - How to

A common question that we get is “How do I know which bracket I need for my project?” and honestly it is a simple one to approach by considering the dimensions of the wood slab and how you want it to interact with your bracket.









cc: Annie


Here are 3 factors to consider when ordering a bracket:


#1 The backplate length should always be at least 2” shorter than the shelf, but also you should pick the biggest option available within that criteria.


#2 The rod length of the bracket should go at least halfway through the shelf but should leave at least 1 ½” of space for the end of the shelf

Sheppard Brackets - Floating Shelf Brackets - How to pick the right bracket
Step #1 & #2

Sheppard Brackets - Floating Shelf Brackets - How to pick the right bracket
Step #3

#3 The height of the backplate should be at least a ½” smaller than the shelf, and again, go with the biggest option available within that criteria.






*AN IMPORTANT NOTE

All of our brackets are 3/16" thick, so in order to ensure a snug fit for your shelf to the bracket, we recommend you route out at least 1/4" of space for the bracket, regardless of which one you pick.




If you have any questions about your specific project, please let us know and we would be happy to help!



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