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Floating Shelves

Floating Shelves

With a wide variety of heavy-duty floating shelving solutions to choose from, Federal Brace is your source for ready-to-hang wall shelves and floating shelf brackets for DIY applications. Our floating shelves and brackets provide aesthetic appeal and the highest carrying capacities available. All of our wall shelves are manufactured in the United States to ISO-certified quality standards. Read more...

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Floating Shelf Side ViewWall shelves have become increasingly popular over the years, and so has the ‘floating’ look for shelving.

A wall-mounted floating shelf offers you the ability to proudly display items and decor without taking up valuable floor space in your home or business. However, many find that lower-quality floating shelves either don't have an adequate carrying capacity, proper mounting hardware, or both.

How much can a floating shelf hold?

Federal Brace is committed to developing heavy-duty floating shelves that enhance the look and style of your home without compromising on the strength of hold and carrying capacity.

Our wall mounted floated shelves are built to withstand the needs of sturdy shelving requirements of both residential and commercial spaces.


Federal Brace Floating Shelf System
Carrying Capacity
Low Profile Floating Shelf
50 Pounds Each
Corner Floating Shelf
50 Pounds Each
Classic Floating Shelf
100 Pounds Each
Copper Floating Shelf
100 Pounds Each
Floating Glass Shelf
Dependent on Selected Supports

corner floating shelves installedWhen mounting any type of wall shelf system, proper installation is crucial. Strong wall shelves start with a proper shelf bracket mounted into a wall stud, or wall anchors to have as much biting material as possible. Always refer to the installation guide for your specific shelving system as a guideline, but keep in mind that each application is unique and should be handled with care.

Tools You’ll Need for Wall Shelf Installation:

The specific tools needed for your specific wall mounted floating shelves may vary, but generally, you’ll need a:

  1. Tape Measure
  2. Level
  3. Stud Finder
  4. Screwdriver
  5. Drill

All Federal Brace wall shelves come complete with necessary brackets, hardware, and silicone for finishing.

Federal Brace Shelf System
Installation Guide
Low Profile Floating Shelf
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Corner Floating Shelf
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Classic Floating Shelf
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Floating shelves are having a moment. From ready-made shelves to DIY shelves, this trending design is being used in almost every room in the house. With all the various materials available as well, you can pretty much create a design that’s as modern or traditional as you want. Want to know how to incorporate floating shelves into your next project? Let’s take a look at a couple important factors.

Askew alignment:
This is a great way to display art and bring intrigue to a larger wall area. Traditional designs have shelves positioned straight up and down like book shelves, but why be boring? Askew doesn't mean disorganized. Staggering your shelves' positions on the wall will give you a more eye-catching, original layout, as well as incorporating a unique color scheme and displays.

Floating Shelves installed

Line them up:
Open kitchen shelving is pervasive in kitchen and bath design and decor. Adding floating shelves in a linear fashion on a kitchen wall is a great way to display collections of cookware or family heirlooms for all to see. In a spa-like master bath, it could be the perfect storage solution for towels and various toiletries. A floating shelf in a finish that contrasts with your cabinetry creates a dynamic look in spaces that may trend toward the clinical. Design a beautiful, high end space, flaunting organized storage with open shelving.

Floating Shelves installed aligned in a living room

Make it more traditional:
Want an older, more rustic look? Bulky wood box shelves floating above the fireplace are a great way to utilize floating shelves. Depending on the type of wood you use, you can create a variety of aesthetics. In addition, media equipment can easily be stored on floating shelves to the side if your TV is mounted over the fireplace or on another wall in the living area.

Thick reclaimed wood Floating Shelves installed

Space Saving:
Laundry rooms and bathrooms may be smaller but require maximum storage and are a great place to incorporate floating shelves. Linear or askew layouts as described above are great options in both rooms for storing linens or laundry items. Keep the feel of the rest of the house in mind when creating your storage plan in these rooms. Use materials, finishes and colors to achieve your desired design, whether it be contemporary, traditional, or something entirely different.:

Floating Shelves installed in bath rooms

Most Important:
When planning to display heavier loads on your floating shelves, be sure to use heavy duty mounting brackets and install them into wall studs for maximum security. Federal Brace has floating shelf kits that come with the heavy duty mounting bracket for just this purpose. You want your artwork and pottery to remain safe by using the most secure brackets on the market.



Customer Reviews

Customer service was great - got me this low profile shelf FAST. Thanks Federal Brace!

- Amy L.

Looks perfect! It is strong and holds all my office supplies. I would recommend this project based on both price and performance.

- Tessa P.

This is not the first time I have purchased from Federal Brace. Each transaction is smooth & top notch. Really like this new to me corner shelf!

- Mark H.

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