The Free Hanging Shelf Bracket from The Original Granite Bracket® is the perfect go-to bracket for free floating shelves, free floating bathroom vanity, floating mantel or hearth, and free floating desks.
This bracket must mount directly into 2X4 wood studs. By mounting above as well as below the horizontal piece, this prevents any type of twisting of the horizontal piece. After the bracket is mounted you can cover the wall with the finish board of your choice. (Watch how to install into metal studs: installation into metal studs)
How to Determine The Size Bracket You Will Need:
When measuring for length remember the horizontal piece is measured tip to tip. Remember to also include the part of the brace that will be inside of the wall [usually about 3 inches]. For example if you have a 12 inch wide shelf you would stay 2-3 inches from the outer edge, plus the 3 inches inside the wall. Therefore, 12 inches minus 2 inches plus 3 inches equals a 13 inch self bracket.
The vertical piece placement is determined by which side of the 2X4 stud is on. Looking directly at the wall...if the brace is mounted on the right side of the stud then the vertical piece will be a left handed bracket. Always look directly at brace for which side is placement. The brackets shown in the picture below are left angle brackets.
Free Hanging Shelf Bracket Left Angle Mounted to the 2x4 Studs:
Cover wall with Sheetrock, this leaves bracket exposed for mounting:
Free Hanging Shelf Bracket when floating bathroom vanity is installed:
Dimensions Horizontal Piece:
Length.... [you choose]. This is the total length of the horizontal piece of the bracket from tip to tip. [Remember that approximately 3 inches will be inside the wall]
Width.... 2-1/2 inches
Thickness.... 1/2 inch
Dimensions of the Vertical Tang:
Vertical Length.... 11 inches [5.25 inches above horizontal piece and 5.25 inches below horizontal piece]
Width.... 2-1/2 inches
Thickness.... 1/4 inch
Hole Dimensions.... 1/4 inch [3 holes above horizontal piece and 3 holes below horizontal piece]
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Posted by Peter B on Aug 31st 2017
Great product use often for wall hung cabinets
Posted by Abbey K on Jun 9th 2016
What a great product to create and provide. Thank you so much. I received them very quickly and they are very strong. Perfect for holding my granite shelf. Thank you!