American Steel Shelf Brackets
We hand fabricate each of our shelf brackets with locally sourced, American made 1.5" solid steel channel. This not only supports American manufacturing, it creates a better product. Unlike foreign steel, American steel is graded on a system to ensure high strength, consistency and low environmental impact.
After fabrication, the brackets are professionally powder coated to achieve the desired color. Powder coating is applied as dry powder through an electrostatic process, then cured with heat. Powder coating is well known for providing a high-quality, durable finish, that is aesthetically pleasing and much more environmentally friendly than it’s traditional paint counterpart.
We offer three different Powder Coat finishes options for the brackets:
• Clearcoat on steel
*Brass brackets have an ADDITIONAL FEE because the brass powder coating requires more coats of finish to achieve the proper results.
Brackets are sold individually. We did this because many people need an odd number of brackets for their project.
The solid steel shelf bracket mounts to the wall several locations, hidden behind each shelf. (For example, a 5 shelf bracket will mount to the wall in 5 locations) This displaces the weight evenly throughout the bracket, making for an extremely sturdy design that is easy to install. We recommend placing a bracket every 16"-32" of shelf distance. The number of brackets you use for your project will depend on the overall length of the shelves and the amount of weight you'd like them to bear (more brackets = higher weight capacity) For heavy duty shelving, such as a fully loaded bookshelf, we recommend placing brackets 24" apart or less. When spaced ≤ 24", the brackets can support 50lb per linear foot of shelving.*
If you need help figuring out how many brackets are necessary for your project, please contact us and we will make a recommendation with a custom rendering for you.
*How the brackets are mounted to the wall directly impacts the load capacity. Different wall constructions require different kinds of mounting anchors. For this reason, we DO NOT include wall mounting anchors. We provide a detailed outline of our recommended wall anchors for the different constructions within the installation manual.
The shelves attached to the brackets in 2 locations on each shelf rung. We DO provide 3/4" wood screws to attach the wood shelves to the brackets. Please message us if you would like to see the installation manual prior to ordering or if you have any other questions. We have installed this shelving hundreds of times on just about every kind of construction and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Brackets are custom made to order. *Lead time is 2-3 weeks from the order date to delivery. Shelf brackets will ship via UPS ground. When construction is complete we will reach out with tracking information and installation manual. FREE SHIPPING in the Continental United States only. Please contact us for a quote if you need shipping outside the Continental United States
ASSEMBLY: Installation Manual
Wall mount shelves will require assembly. Once the brackets ship out we will provide you with tracking information and a copy of the installation manual. Having personally installed this design on just about every type of construction, we are happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
Standard 14" Spaced Shelves Bracket Sizes:
2 Shelf Bracket: 16" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
3 Shelf Bracket: 30" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
4 Shelf Bracket: 44" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
5 Shelf Bracket: 58" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
6 Shelf Bracket: 72" H x 8.5"D x 1.5" W
Standard 17.5" Spaced Shelves Bracket Sizes:
2 Shelf Bracket: 19.5" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
3 Shelf Bracket: 37" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
4 Shelf Bracket: 54.5" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
5 Shelf Bracket: 72" H x 8.5" D x 1.5" W
6 Shelf Bracket: 89.5" H x 8.5"D x 1.5" W
NEED SHELVES TOO? If you are interested in a full shelving unit with wood shelves or need center brackets, please see our Wall Mount Shelving Units.
NEED FULLY CUSTOM SHELVES OR BRACKETS? We offer full customization for shelving units and brackets. You can choose the dimensions, number of shelves, and wood species. Simply request a quote from us today.