These floating shelf support rods can be used to create your own completely floating shelf. The floating shelf support rods by Federal Brace come in two lengths for varying depths of floating shelves. Unfinished steel or powder coated black finishes are available. The 1/2" rod has a mounting plate that is 1.75" x 1.5" for installing into each stud. Rods should be fastened to a stud every 16" for the length of your shelf. Each rod will have a carrying capacity of 50 pounds. The shelf must not be more than 2" deeper than the end of the rod to avoid seeing deflection.
The floating shelf support rods comes to you in raw steel or
black finish. Please keep in mind if you have selected the steel
finish that it will corrode over time if not painted. If you selected
the powder coat finish no additional protection is needed. Holes
are 0.25”. The mounting plate itself is 1.5” high and 1.75” wide
and will need space to accommodate the plate for a hidden
floating application. The floating shelf rods have a 50 pound
carry capacity and we recommend not to exceed this weight to
avoid seeing any deflection in your installation.